As a hereditary disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease usually occurs among middle aged person. If timely and effective treatment can not be taken to treat this disease, PKD is easy to relapse. Most patients have lost the confidence of overcoming this disease, and they always ask the question that how long they can live for. Specialists on PKD point out that PKD patient should face the disease bravely and accept treatment actively. Treating PKD in early stage has a significant role in patients’ future life. It has been proved that if patients can be found and treated this disease early, they can prolong their life maximally.
How long PKD patients live mostly depends on the characteristics of this
Firstly, patients who suffer from Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease were born
with PKD. But many patients can have no clinical symptoms and this disease
doesn’t occur. These patients do not need special treatment.
Secondly, generally, clinical symptoms appear after patients get 30 years
old. The earlier this disease occurs, the more serious clinical symptoms are.
Patients who suffer from later clinical symptoms can have less serious clinical
symptoms. Besides, male illness condition can be worse than female.
Thirdly, about 30% PKD patients have Polycystic Liver Disease at the same
time, but with normal liver function and no other symptoms. Besides, spleen,
pancreas, lung and ovary can also be found cysts. 2% patients may have
intracranial vessel malformation and aneurysm, which is easy to cause
Fourthly, normally, it may be about 10 years from symptoms appearing to Renal
Failure. But there is huge difference between individuals.
How long PKD patients live also depends on the treatment patients choose.
As for treating Polycystic Kidney Disease, the key is to remove pressure on
kidneys and protect renal function. Traditional operation has large trauma.
Besides, with large cysts being removed, small cysts grow rapidly without the
pressure from large cysts, which forms a vicious circle. Micro-Chinese Medicine
can act on cyst wall, increasing cyst fluid reabsorption and decrease cyst fluid
secretion through improving blood circulation of cyst wall. By this method,
cysts shrink gradually and pressure on kidneys is removed, which can prolong
patients’ life greatly. If patients can inhibit cysts growth effective and
prevent this disease developing into Renal Failure and Uremia, patients can have
a longer life and live healthily as others.