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The Stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease

The Stages of PKDPKD( Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a kind of genetic disorder. Its development has five stages. If you have family member has PKD, you also need pay attention on your condition and check your body regularly. Now let us learn about the stages of PKD.

The first stage is emergence period. This disease is a genetic disorder so patients usually born with many cysts, but the cysts cannot be checked out because they are too small. Polycystic Kidney Disease generally cannot be diagnosed before 20 years old. So if you have family member has that disease, you should check your body as quick as possible.

The second stage is growth period. That is because the cysts would have a quick growth in patient’s body from their 30 years old to 40 years old. Western medicine only can give patient a symptomatic treatment but cannot treat patient’s disease from the root. Patients should find some effective treatments to shrink the cysts or make cysts grow slower which can longer patient’s life. Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies have a good effect on PKD because there are many Chinese medicine has the function of promoting blood circulation for removing blood stasis.

The third stage is tumescence period. The cysts would become larger and larger after patient’s 40 years old. We can call it tumescence period when the cysts larger than 4cm and before burst. The constant growth of cysts would lead to many clinical symptoms such as back pain, proteinuria, blood in urine, high blood pressure etc. If you want to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease in this stage, the best choice is combination of Chinese and Western medicine treatment. Chinese medicine can have the effect on remove the hydatid fluid and keep kidney function.

The forth stage is break period. Once the cysts burst, patients need go to the hospital immediately to avoid infection, hematosepsis and acute deterioration of renal function.

The last stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease is uremia period. If all treatments cannot help patients, the best choice is dialysis or kidney transplant.

Now we know the stages of PKD, so patients need find the proper treatments timely if they get Polycystic Kidney Disease. If you have any other questions on PKD or other kidney disease, you can consult our online doctors or leave your question and contact way below. We will contact you later.

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