Since Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disease and there is still no any treatment for the disease, so quite a number of patients have the worry: Can I die from the disease? Now, let’s learn more information about the topic.
How serious is polycystic kidney disease?
The disease is characterized by a cluster of cysts in the kidneys. Most patients can be asymptomatic if the cysts are small in the size, while kidney function will be affected along with enlargement of cysts on the kidneys. Then, symptoms like high blood pressure, swelling, back pain, or blood in urine will occur, decreasing life quality. Without timely treatments, patients will progresses into Kidney Failure which is one factor to lead to death for patients.
How is the life expectancy for PKD patients?
According to the survey, polycystic kidney disease in adults develops slowly and can live 50 years in average. After symptoms occur, they can live about 10 more years. More than 50% of them reaches to Kidney Failure when they are over 60 years old. However, the prognosis and life span are different from individual to individual. As a matter of fact, there are indeed some people who have lived with PKD without symptoms. In addition, dialysis or kidney transplantation also enable extra 3-5 years life time. Therefore, treatments play an very important role in protecting patients from death.
How to treat PKD without dialysis or kidney transplant?
Dialysis or kidney transplantation can help prolong life to some extent, but both of them have side effects. We do use natural treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Acupuncture, etc to shrink cysts and repair kidney damage naturally. We have many patients from all over the world come to China for this therapy because of its great success in clinic