Due to distinctive individual conditions, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients may have different prognosis. The developing of PKD can not only affected by age, gender, but also affected by related complications. If patients have more complications, they will have a relative worse prognosis. While though some PKD patients are suffering from Renal Insufficiency, they can have a low disease development with relative better prognosis because they have no complications. For this reason, the treatment for complications of PKD patients may become the key of deciding prognosis.
70% patients can have a normal kidney function when they are 50 years old.
This number can be 58% when patients are 58 years old and 23% in 70 years old.
Male patients and patients having earlier disease occurrence usually have
relative worse prognosis. Other factors like High Blood Pressure, pregnancy or
secondary urinary system infection can also affect the prognosis of PKD
If patients do not accept Dialysis or Kidney Transplant, patients may die in
10 years after symptoms appear and the average lifetime is about 50 years old.
Main reasons of causing death to PKD patients are Kidney Failure, Heart Failure,
Intracranial Hemorrhage and lung infection.
As for most patients, the symptoms are not obvious in the early stage. For
this reason, patients usually ignore this disease. When the disease develops to
the end stage, the illness condition is already very serious. Therefore, if PKD
patients want to get good prognosis, they should receive effective treatment as
early as possible, which is beneficial for PKD patients to have a better
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