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What Is The Life Expectancy For Someone With PKD

2015-05-20 09:52

What Is The Life Expectancy For Someone With PKDPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a kind of genetic disease. Most patients think it is impossible for treatment. And they are also worried about their life expectancy. Here, we will talk about the life expectancy for someone with PKD.

How long can you live with polycystic kidney disease?

As for this question, actually the answer varies from person to person. With the growth of kidney cysts, kidney function will be affected, life quality and life span will also be affected. The life expectancy can be influenced by many factors including diet, lifestyle, control of complications and treatment plans. In clinic, some PKD patients only live to 30 years old, while some even live to about 90 years old. Therefore, I think it is more significative to know how to extend your life span than struggling with the answer to this question.

How to prolong the life expectancy of PKD patients?

1. Shrink kidney cysts

Although there is no complete cure for genetic polycystic kidney disease, some treatments can help shrink kidney cysts, which helps a lot to prolong the life expectancy. You can have a try of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is used externally. The active ingredients can come to kidney lesion directly with an osmosis device. On one hand, they can shrink kidney cysts by increasing the permeability of cystic wall, decreasing lining cells’ activity to secrete cystic fluid, improving blood circulation and changing outer and inner pressure difference of cyst wall. On the other hand, kidney function can be recovered by way of dilating blood vessels, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix, relieving ischemia and anoxic state in kidneys and providing nutrients for damaged kidneys. With the recovery of renal function, life expectancy can be prolonged and patients’ life quality will also be improved.

2. Diet management

A PKD diet should be low in sodium, phosphorus and potassium but high quality protein intake. In addition, stimulated foods like sea foods and spicy foods. You are suggested to ask your doctor for a specific diet plan.

A good mood is also an important factor for prolonging the life expectancy of PKD.

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