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Polycystic Kidney Disease Stages

The common used stage of kidney disease is called CKD stages. Actually, for people with polycystic kidney disease, there is a specific stages for your information. Knowing enough info of PKD stages may help doctors and patients to avoid the disease developing into new stage.

Here are the 5 stages of PKD for your reference:

Emergence stage

In the early decades of years, the cysts are too small to be inspected out so many patients usually miss the optimal therapeutic opportunity and developing Renal Failure finally. Therefore, all of patients should attach more importance to the routine physical exam.

Growth stage

At 30 to 40 ages, the cysts enlarge at a very fast speed. This development period of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is termed as growth stage. In this period, the patients do not or only have mild renal damage so it is the optimal opportunity for the patients to have treatment.

If the patients can receive effective treatment in time, they will be able to prevent it from developing the next stage. They should prevent the further enlargement of the cysts and shrink the large ones.

Tumefaction stage

When the size of cysts surpasses 4 cm, it means that Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) progresses into the third stage tumefaction stage. In this stage, the patients begin to present a series of clinical symptoms like high blood pressure, back pain, hematuria and so on. It is very urgent for the patients to receive treatment to prevent the disease progression.

Cyst Burst stage

With the continuous enlargement of cysts, they are prone to rupture leading to cyst ulceration. Once cyst ulceration happens, they should take treatment like using antibiotics to prevent infections and even septemia.

Uremia stage

Approximately half of the patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) finally develop Uremia and have to depend on dialysis or kidney transplant to preserve their lives.

The five stages are the common development road for most PKD sufferers. However, it doesn’t goes to everyone. Symptoms, cyst size and creatinine levels help your doctor to figure out which stage are you in. If you want to know your result, you can leave your condition below and we are glad to give you a replay as soon as possible.

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