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How Long One Can Live with ADPKD

How Long One Can Live with ADPKD

ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease) is genetic kidney disorder which can cause cysts formation in kidney. It is especially common among adults and if left untreated, it will be life-threatening. Well, how long one can live with ADPKD?

ADPKD is a chronic kidney disorder which occurs easily when patients are at their 20s and about 10 years later, cysts in kidney begin to enlarge quickly, which make them rupture easily. Rupture of kidney cyst is always accompanied with a series of physical discomforts like blood urine and sharp pain in kidney location. under such a condition, medical treatment is needed urgently, so as to avoid further health issues.

Due to the increase and enlargement of cyst, kidneys will become very large and in some cases, to protect surrounding internal organs and avoid unexpected health issues, enlarged kidneys need to be removed out of the body through surgery. At that time, dialysis and kidney transplant are the only two life-sustaining options.

ADPKD is not life-threatening at all when it is in early stage and its progression can be affected by many factors like treatment method, living style and daily diet. Proper management slows down or even stop illness progression, which allows sufferers to live as long as they should. However, if no treatment is given after the diagnosis and meanwhile patients make no changes about their living style and daily diet, their illness may develop to kidney failure stage in several years or even several months.

Although there is no exact answer about how long one can live with ADPKD, there is way to help prolong life span as much as possible. Medical treatment play a very important in this aspect, so here we will mainly introduce the treatment. ADPKD is always accompanied with lots of discomforts like back pain, frequent urinary tract infection and high blood pressure. Mostly, patients are treated by prescribing medicines that can help to deal with these discomforts. It seems illness is kept under control when all the symptoms are successfully alleviated. However, as a matter of fact, illness is still progressing. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a herbal treatment that can shrink cysts in kidney, which thus helps to prevent damages on kidney. We know in ADPKD, kidney tissues are damaged by large cysts, so when cysts are kept in small size, no further kidney damages are caused and consequently, illness progression is stopped.

One can live as long as healthy people if he protects his kidneys from being damaged by the cysts successfully.

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