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When to Start Dialysis for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

When to Start Dialysis for PKD PatientsNot all polycystic kidney disease patients must do dialysis eventually, but PKD in most cases progresses into kidney failure gradually. In kidney failure, patients may be recommended to begin dialysis. Thereby, when to start dialysis for patients with PKD?

Polycystic Kidney Disease and renal failure

PKD is characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts in kidneys. As sac fluid fills into kidney cyst continuously, PKD renal cysts become larger and larger, and more and more kidney functioning tissues are replaced by these enlarged cysts. Therefore, about 50% of PKD patients have kidney failure by age 60. If enough fortunately, some patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease never have kidney failure, so they don’t need to live with dialysis.

When should PKD patients begin dialysis?

Compared with other tests, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the most reliable indicator for kidney function. When GFR is less than 15%, it means the onset of kidney failure. Then, patients are more likely to be recommended to prepare for dialysis. Besides, if patients have some severe complications, they should begin dialysis as soon as possible. For example, hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, lung edema, refractory high blood pressure, dangerous creatinine level, and so on.

If patients still have chance to avoid dialysis, they should grasp it.

If PKD patients don’t have life-threatening complications and still have certain kidney function, they can try some treatments that can help shrink kidney cysts and repair damaged kidney cells. Now, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy has been used quite widely to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease. Seeing its great therapeutic effects, more and more PKD patients want to take this Chinese osmotherapy to treat their kidney disease and improve their overall health condition.

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