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How to Stop the Renal Function from Declining in Stage 3 PKD

2016-03-11 14:00

How to Stop the Renal Function from Declining in Stage 3 PKDMy father is a stage 3 PKD patient, i want to know is there any treatment for him at this stage? How to stop the renal function from declining in this stage?

Is there any treatment for PKD patient at stage 3 kidney disease?

For the treatment of PKD, in routine western medicines, the patients are just suggested to have regular follow-ups. As the cysts grow in size, some symptoms will occur like high blood pressure, back pain etc. The doctors will just prescribe some medicines to control symptoms. Finally, as more and more cysts replace the kidney tissues and cells, kidney failure will occur. By then, dialysis or transplant will be the only options. That is the routine treatment ways for PKD in western medicines.

How to stop the renal function from declining in stage 3 PKD?

It is known that each kidney is composed by one million nephrons. However, as renal cysts grow in size, they will replace more and more nephrons, thus leading to renal function decline. Since our kidneys have very powerful compensatory capacity, creatinine level does not increase until more than 50% of renal function becomes lost. While your father's creatinine is just 2.2, more than half of nephrons have been involved adversely.

Therefore, in your father's case, it is important for stop the cysts from growing in size and prevent more nephrons becoming replaced with cysts. More importantly, it is vital to shrink those big cysts to make more space for regeneration of the impaired nephrons. In that way, his renal function will stop declining.

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