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GFR 41 and Stage 3 PKD: How Long Have I Got Before Dialysis

2014-10-15 09:13

GFR 41 and Stage 3 PKD: How Long Have I Got Before Dialysis“I am in stage 3 PKD. My GFR is 41 and creatinine level is 275. How long have I got before dialysis?” Recently a patient consulted our online doctor. PKD is a hereditary disease characterized by fluid-filled cysts. These cysts grow up with time going, which can decrease your kidney function and at the end you may have to do dialysis to prolong life.

If there are no acute factors, it may take around 5-10 years to have dialysis. If you do not follow the advice of doctor nor live a healthy lifestyle, the time to do dialysis will be shortened. Now let’s see some of the factors that can affect the prognosis of PKD.

-High blood pressure

The growing cysts oppress the blood vessels around, leading to less blood flow into the heart. In order to improve this condition, your body will increase blood pressure to satisfy the blood supply. High blood pressure speeds up kidney function impairment. It can also impair heart and cerebral vessels. Therefore, you should control blood pressure as early as possible.


Frequent colds can strengthen the kidney injury. Besides, antibiotics used to treat colds may have renal toxicity, which also worsens kidney disease.


With the growth of cysts, the inner pressure of cysts becomes big. Injury can cause cyst burst. Sometimes this may lead to acute kidney failure.

How to prolong the time to do dialysis?

If you do not want to do dialysis, you should take measures to improve GFR. For PKD patients, the first step is to inhibit the growth of cysts and prevent further damage to the kidneys. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Duo Nang Xiao can suppress the proliferation of epithelial cells and the secretion of lining cells so as to stop the growth. They also shrink the cysts, because they speed up the blood circulation ans increase the permeability of cyst wall so that fluid can be reabsorbed. The second step is to repair the damaged kidneys. Therapies such as medicated foot bath, full bath, circle therapy and enema therapy can draw out toxins to reduce damage to the kidneys. They can also dilate blood vessels, restrain kidney inflammation, and stop kidney fibrosis.

With comprehensive treatment, PKD patients can protect their kidneys well so that dialysis can be avoided. For more information, please contact online doctor.

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