Polycystic kidney disease causes numerous cysts to form in both kidneys. People cannot catch PKD from a virus or by being exposed to another person who has it. It is hereditary and there are two forms of the disease that are passed down from a parent.
1. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
It is by far the most common form, making up about 90% of all cases of
polycystic kidney disease. It is passed from parent to child. If one of the
parents has this disorder, the child have a 50% chance of inheriting it. About
10% of persons with ADPKD have not inherited the disease from a parent, but have
a gene that mutated causing the disease.
2. Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)
This is a rare form of the disease and strikes infant, sometimes even before
birth. The parents who carry the gene do not have polycystic kidney disease, so
they don't know they are carrying the problematic gene. This type only appears
in 25% of the children of couples who both carry the gene.
Once a person gets polycystic kidney disease and numerous cysts from in the
kidneys, so the kidneys get severely enlarged. The cysts also take place of
normal kidney tissues. With less normal kidney tissue, the kidneys are unable to
function normally, and finally the kidneys may fail.
About half of people with the most common type of polycystic kidney disease
will progress to end-stage renal disease. If this happens, the patient needs to
rely on regular dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain life. Therefore, it is
vital for patients to receive effective treatment as early as possible.
Immunotherapy for polycystic kidney disease is the latest approach in 2012 in
our hospital. After many years research on this disease, our experts team find
the newest way to treat PKD-immunotherapy. As a kind of natural treatment,
immunotherapy include traditional Chinese medicine, Immunotherapy and immune
clearance. We have made many achievements in treating various kidney disease.
You can contact us if you need any help.