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Polycystic Kidney Disease Prognosis

Polycystic kidney disease get worse slowly. Its prognosis varies from condition to condition. As time goes, it may lead to end stage of kidney disease eventually. During the period, it may be also associated with liver disease and heart problem.

Prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease

With right treatment and lifestyle change, the kidney cyst can be controlled well and even shrink to small size. This reduces the possibility of serve complications and symptoms. In this way, PKD people may live a full live as long as normal people do.

For the rest, the disease may develop slowly and cause Kidney Failure eventually. Dialysis or Kidney Transplant will be their last choice, if no better management is available.

Usually, many people are find to have PKD at their 20~30s and experience high blood in their 30~40s, then Kidney Failure at their 40s~50s. Dialysis help sustains patient’s life after kidney failure stage. However, the during usually is within 10 years.

Risk to a Poor Prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease

Different sufferers have different prognosis, the following factors will increase the risk to a poor prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Cyst Rupture

When cyst are larger than 3cm, especially it is larger than 5cm, cyst rupture may happen at any time. Any patient with PKD are suggested to refuse tighten waist belt, strenuous exercise and massage on lower back. All of them may be a trigger for cyst rupture. Cyst rupture increase the risk to a poor prognosis for it may cause acute infections around the internal organs.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is very common for people with Polycystic kidney disease and also it contributes to a poor prognosis. High blood pressure can increase the burden to heart bump, causing its tiredness. Heart bump is responsible to blood supply to all internal organs, including kidneys. Once heart bump is affected by high blood pressure, it may aggravate the kidney damages.

Heart Problem

Heart problem is also a great risk for PKD patients. You may feel shortness of breath or heart pain with heart problem. If we make a comparison, heart failure will be more dangerous than PKD. Many PKD people die of the severe heart problem, instead of kidney disease itself.

Unhealthy Living

Unhealthy living should also be blamed for poor prognosis. Smoking, drinking, spicy diet, fast food, strenuous exercise, etc can make your PKD develop faster and lead to a poor prognosis than it should be.

Healthy living and right treatment helps improve the prognosis. For a better prognosis, Micro-Chinese Medicine, surgery and diet plan may be utilized.

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