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How Is The Development Process Of PKD

How Is The Development Process Of PKDKidney disease is relatively dangerous. However, it does not mean once you suffer from this disease, you will be affected. In the early stage of kidney disease, patients usually have no symptoms and it it difficult to detect or pay attention to it. If left untreated, kidney disease will develop to be irreversible. Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease and with the growth of cysts, it will damage the structure of kidney disease and develop to kidney dysfunction and kidney failure. The following will introduce how is the development process of PKD.

Stages of PKD have the following rules:

1. Occurrence period

PKD is a hereditary disease. Once the person was born, he may have cysts and the cysts are small and difficult to be detected. In the age of 20 years, it usually cannot be detected. If the family member has this disease, early tests should be done so as to diagnose the development condition of cysts.

2. Growth period

The cysts in patients aged 30-40 years old grow quickly and in clinical it is called growth period. This period should be taken seriously. Western medicines think that there is no way for this period and treatment is not necessary. Therefore, western medicines only control symptoms like high blood pressure. In fact, it is very passive. This period should be treated actively. The purpose of treatment is to prevent or delay the cyst growth and prolong patients’ life span through blood-activating and stasis-resolving by using traditional Chinese herbs.

3. Swollen period

After entering 40 years old, patients’ cysts will have further growth and swollen. When the cysts are over 4 cm and come to burst period, which is called swollen period. With the growth of cysts, many clinical symptoms will occur like back pain, proteinuria, hematuria and high blood pressure, etc. In this period, the combination of Chinese medicines and Western medicines is the crucial stage. Chinese medicines have function of blood-activating and stasis resolving as well as detoxification drain turbidity. It can remove the cystic fluid which damages kidneys so as to protect kidney function.

4. Burst period

If the cysts continue to grow, the cysts will burst under the impact of external forces. Once they burst, patients should be hospitalized to take treatment so as to prevent infection, sepsis and quick worsen of kidney function.

5. Uremic period

For the uremia treatment, it should protect kidney function. In the late stage, peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis should be taken.

As for the development process of PKD, experts have made detailed analysis and hope it can help you detect PKD as early as possible and then take immediate therapies.

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