Polycystic Kidney Disease is an inherited disease that causes fluid-filled cysts to form in individual nephrons, the subunits of the kidney. Eventually, all of the nephrons of bilateral kidneys either become cystic or are compressed, distorted and rendered increasingly ineffective by the pressure of adjacent cysts. By age 60 about half of the people with PKD will progress to Kidney Failure and may need a kidney transplant to replace the function of their kidneys.
Kidney transplant will provide a new kidney that will take place the ones
that no longer work. In this way, some patients can sustain the life. While,
there are some disadvantages of this treatment.
1. A transplantation is a complicated and costly procedure, which may bring
great risk and heavy economic burden to sufferers.
2. While a kidney transplant can literally be a lifesaver, complications can
occur after a transplant, such as infections, high blood pressure, rejection,
and Diabetes Mellitus.
3. The new kidney is "foreign" to a person's body, so the body's immune
system will fights off or rejects it. Because of this, the person has to take
anti-rejection mediciens for the rest of the life.
4. Since the faulty gene has not been eliminated, PKD may recur on the newly
transplanted kidney. Moreover, the cysts will develop continuously.
Currently, there is no good treatment in western medicine which can stop the
development of cysts from PKD. Nephrologist in our hospital find the answer in
Chinese medicine. That is the latest Immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy belongs to a natural treatment, without any side effect for the
patients. We have treated more than 1,000 PKD patients, so we have accumulate
rich experience on this subject. There are numerous patients at home and abroad
have regained a normal life with our treatment.