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How Bad Is GFR 29 for PKD Patients

2015-06-30 17:25

Q:

I have polycystic kidneys. From recent blood work, my GFR is 29. How bad is that? I usually take very low protein diet. Is there any other life-style change that I can introduce to control the cysts growth?

A:

How Bad Is GFR 29 for PKD PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is an inherited kidney disease which is characterized by fluid-filled cysts. With the growth of cysts, your kidney function will gradually decline. GFR 29 means your kidneys have been severely damaged by those kidney cysts and you are in stage 4 CKD. This is a turning point. Without good control, you will enter end stage renal disease (ESRD) quickly. And then you have to live on dialysis or wait for kidney transplant. Therefore, it is important for you to control the growth of cysts.

Healthy lifestyle for PKD patients to control the growth of cysts

Low protein diet is good for kidney patients to reduce protein leakage and decrease the workload of kidneys, but it does not mean you should avoid protein. 0.4-0.6 g/kg protein intake can satisfy the need of body. Besides, you should restrict the intake of salt, which helps you control blood pressure. Apart from diet, you should do some gentle exercise such as walking and have a good rest to avoid over fatigue. Give up smoking and drinking alcohol. In fact, healthy lifestyle can only help you protect your kidney function rather than control the cysts of cysts.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for PKD patients to control the growth of cysts

This therapy can inhibit the abnormal proliferation of renal tubule epithelial cells and the secretion of lining cells to stop the growth of cysts. It can also speed up blood circulation and increase the permeability of cyst wall so that cyst fluid can be reabsorbed. As a result, kidney cysts shrink. You can also use Mai Kang Mixture, Medicated Foot Bath and various Medicinal Soup together to repair the damaged kidneys and improve GFR.

How bad is GFR 29 for PKD patients? After reading this article, you have acquired the answer. If you still have any other question about PKD treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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