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When Should PKD Patients Start dialysis

2017-10-04 11:08

When Should PKD Patients Start dialysisNot all patients with polycystic kidney disease have to do dialysis, but in most cases, PKD progresses into renal failure gradually, as a result, patients may be recommended to do dialysis. Therefore, patients are wondering when should PKD patients start dialysis ?

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Renal Failure

PKD is characterized by numerous cysts filled with fluid on the kidneys. As time going by, the cysts on kidney become larger and larger, and more and more renal functioning tissues are replaced by these enlarged cysts. Hence, about 50% of patients with PKD suffer from kidney failure at age 60. In some cases, some patients with polycystic kidney disease may never have kidney failure, so they do not have to do dialysis.

When should PKD patients start dialysis?

Compared with other tests, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the most reliable indicator of renal function. When the GFR is less than 15%, it means that you are suffering from renal failure. Therefore, patients are more likely to have serious complications such as hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, pulmonary edema, refractory high blood pressure, dangerous creatinine level, dialysis should be started as soon as possible.

If patients still have the opportunity to avoid dialysis, they should try their effort to get rid of it.

If patients with PKD do not have life-threatening complications and still have some kidney function, they may try some treatments that may help decrease kidney cysts and kidney damage repair cells. Now, Micro-Medicine Chinese Osmotherapy has been used very widely for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease. On one hand, it stops the growth of kidney cysts by preventing the active substances in epithelial cells from releasing, on the other hand, it promotes the excretion of cysts fluid by increasing blood circulation of the surface of kidney cysts.

If you still have doubt about when should PKD patients start dialysis? Do you want to know more details about how natural treatments deal with polycystic kidney disease? Please send your present condition and phone number to kidneyhospital-china@hotmail.com or leave a message below. We are glad to help you.

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