How Long Can I Live with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)2013-02-24 09:03
How long can I live with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? What if I am diagnosed with PKD? These become two big nightmares that bother PKD patients, because PKD is an inheritable disease an there is no specific treatment at present to cure it completely.
How long can I live with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?
Researches reveal that generally patients with PKD will have high blood pressure in 30 years old, high creatinine level in 40s, and kidney failure in 50s. With renal failure, patients have to rely on dialysis to live, but the average life expectancy of dialysis is approximately 5 years. Does this mean that patients with PKD only can live so fewer years? Don’t worry! Some methods are able to help prolong their life span.
How to extend PKD patients’ life expectancy?
◆ Control the risks: High blood pressure, blood urine, urinary tract infections, the size of renal cysts and proteinuria all can affect the prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Controlling these risks is able to slow down the progression of patients’ condition effectively.
◆ Develop a healthy diet: However patients’ condition is, a healthy diet is always very important to improve patients’ overall health. A low-protein, low-salt and low-fat diet is recommended for people with PKD. In addition, enough water intake is also conducive to keep patients’ overall health.
◆ Shrink renal cysts: Renal function loses gradually due to the enlarged renal cysts oppressing their surrounding tissues. Therefore, shrinking renal cysts is able to reduce the pressure on the kidney. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, compared with surgery, focuses on all the renal cysts instead of bigger ones. Through improving the permeability of cystic walls and making sac fluid reabsorbed, renal cysts will be shrunk naturally.
When your condition is controlled very well, you don’t need to be worried about “how long can I live Polycystic Kidney Disease”. Therefore, the effective treatment to control PKD patients’ condition should be sought.