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What Is the Average Life Expectancy for PKD Patients


2013-11-22 10:43

What Is the Average Life Expectancy for PKD PatientsPKD is an inherited kidney disease. So far effective treatments have been not available. Many PKD patients care about how long they can live with PKD.

What Is the Average Life Expectancy for PKD Patients?

This is a question difficult to answer. Life expectancy for PKD patients varies from person to person. Some patients die of PKD when they are still very young, while some patients can live a normal full life and die as an old man. How long on earth you can live depends on many factors, such as lifestyle, the treatment you receive, complications etc. As long as we control these factors, we can live a long life.

How to prolong our life for PKD Patients

1. Have a healthy lifestyle

-Diet. We should follow a diet of low sodium, low protein, low potassium, low phosphorous, and low fat, high vitamin and fiber.

-Exercise. Proper exercise is good for health. Avoid constant sport in case of cysts burst.

-No smoking and alcohol.

-A positive attitude is also beneficial for disease recovery.

2. Have a regular physical examination

Through regular physical examinations, we can have a good knowledge of what stages our disease has developed to and we can take measures timely.

3. Treatment to PKD

-Surgical drainage. It can alleviate the pressure of cysts to nephrons and improve the renal ischemia. Part of kidney function can recover, but you should receive this treatment as early as possible. If kidney disease has developed to the end stage, it is not recommended.

-Controlling complications and symptoms is also very important for delaying the progression of PKD and slow further kidney damage. The common symptoms and complications are high blood pressure, proteinuria, blood urine, infections, back pain etc.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It can help PKD patients shrink the cysts and improve kidney function. This therapy has been proved effective by many patients at home and abroad. Besides, Chinese medicines are almost herbs, which has few side effects. If your illness condition is stable, you can treat yourself at home with Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is really convenient.

Hope the above information can help you. I believe you can live a normal full life if you take a good care of yourself.




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