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Prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) on Dialysis

2013-12-19 14:30

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a progressive kidney disorder with gradual loss of renal function.When kidneys fail to function, dialysis will be prescribed.What is the prognosis of polycystic kidney disease on dialysis?

Generally speaking,the prognosis of polycystic kidney disease on dialysis is not good.Dialysis only can take over a partial renal function.It can eliminate a part of waste products from body, thus relieving discomforts.It is an important way to keep the patients alive.However,dialysis is only performed 2 or 3 times a week so it can not function as efficiently as kidneys.A large amount of waste products will linger in body to do further harm to kidneys.During dialysis treatment,the patients often experience a host of discomforts like nausea and vomiting, dizziness,cramp etc.The average life span of a person with polycystic kidney disease on dialysis is only 5-6 years.

How to improve the prognosis of polycystic kidney disease on Dialysis is a major concern for the patients.

Firstly,it is important to control the complications of dialysis. Complications of dialysis like infection are significant death cause of the patients. Email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get treatment suggestions to control complications.

Secondly,adequate dialysis should be guaranteed.If dialysis is done inadequately,high levels of waste products will linger in body and more complications will occur.

Thirdly,a balanced diet plays a vital role in affecting the prognosis of polycystic kidney disease on dialysis.It can reduce the buildup of waste products in body to make dialysis treatment easier.

The above tips can help improve the prognosis of polycystic kidney disease on dialysis effectively.However,to help the dialysis patients live a better and long life span, the patients should have a treatment to restore the impaired kidney structure and enhance renal function. Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for kidney failure.During the treatment process, new cells will replace the necrotic ones, thus restoring the impaired kidney structure. If the kidneys can function better, dialysis will not be required.

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