PKD Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Kidney failure is the most common worry for people with ADPKD. From ADPKD to kidney failure, how long does it take? How fast Does ADPKD progress? After reading this article, you will find out the answer.

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How Fast Does ADPKD Progress

2018-11-22 03:45

How Fast Does ADPKD ProgressKidney failure is the most common worry for people with ADPKD. From ADPKD to kidney failure, how long does it take? How fast Does ADPKD progress? After reading this article, you will find out the answer.

Not everyone with ADPKD develops kidney failure.

The rate that ADPKD progresses varies greatly even between close relatives. While half of people with ADPKD aged over 60 have kidney failure, a third of people reach age 70 without their kidneys failing completely. Some people with ADPKD can live a normal life, without needing kidney dialysis, despite losing up t 80% of their kidney function.

It is currently impossible to predict who will develop kidney failure and when this will occur. However, your doctor can assess your rate of disease progression by regularly checking your kidney function. You can also take some actions yourself to slow disease progression and preserve your kidney function for as long as possible.

Treatment to help slow down the progression of PKD

-Conventional treatment is to control symptoms, such as high blood pressure, blood urine, back pain and so on rather than stopping the growth of renal cysts or shrinking them, so this is only stopgap measure.

-In kidney disease hospital China, we usually use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It can dilate blood vessels in cyst wall and speed up blood microcirculation so as to take fluid away. It can also inhibit the secretion of lining cells of cyst. These two functions can reduce cyst fluid and decrease pressure inside so as to shrink renal cysts. When renal cysts become small, you can protect your renal function well.

Healthy lifestyle to help slow down the progression of PKD

-Giving up smoking and drinking alcohol.

-Eating a healthy diet, for example, to reduce salt intake and protein intake

-Taking regular exercise

-Reducing coffee drinking

-Avoiding medicines that may harm your kidneys

How fast ADPKD progress? Generally, patients with PKD will have high blood pressure in 30s, high serum creatinine in 40s and kidney failure in 50s. If you do not want to have kidney failure, you should start treatment as early as possible to halt the progression.

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