What Stages Does PKD Go Through
What stages does PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) go through? When we get sick, some diseases have certain characteristics. For example, the disease goes through some important stages, so does PKD. Then, what stages does PKD go through? Follow us to see the detail.
1. Emergency period
It is a genetic disease. In general, you are born with cysts. But it is too small and can not be detected. It is difficult to be found before 20 years old. But if there is family history of PKD, you should take early test and observe the growth of kidney cysts. Intend your health.
2. Growth period
Patients are between 30 and 40 years old. Cysts will have a faster growth. Medically, this period is called the growth period. Observation should be strengthened during the growth period. Western medicines do not have any method to the treatment of this period. It thinks no treatment is required and only symptomatic treatment is ok like high blood pressure. This seems very passive. In this period, you should take positive treatment. The purpose of treatment is to slow down or stop the growth of cysts through the application of traditional Chinese medicine with strong effect of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis so as to prolong your life. It can also be said that this is the key period for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis to delay the growth of kidney cysts.
3. Swelling period
After the age of 40, cysts will have further growth and enlargement. When the cyst exceeds 4cm, the period of cyst rupture is called the swelling period. With the enlargement of kidney cysts, more clinical symptoms will occur such as back pain, proteinuria, blood in urine and elevated blood pressure, etc. Close observation should be made at this time. In treatment, this period is the key period of combination of Chinese medicines and western medicines. Traditional Chinese medicine can be used to promote blood circulation, remove blood stasis, remove toxin and remove turbidity, so as to protect renal function by removing cystic fluid that may harm renal function. Therefore, swelling period of Polycystic Kidney Disease is a critical period for the treatment of combined traditional Chinese and western medicine to protect renal function.
4. Burst period
If kidney cysts continue to grow, they can burst under the influence of some external factors. After kidney cysts burst, you should be hospitalized immediately to prevent infection actively, prevent sepsis and acute deterioration of renal function to facilitate symptomatic treatment.
5. Uremia period
It focuses on uremia treatment and the protection of renal function. Peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis will be done in late stage.
What is the treatment for PKD?
Nowadays cyst decapitating decompression operation is often used. This treatment is mainly targeted at adult polycystic kidney disease. But that is only temporary phenomenon, because the operation cannot clear the epithelial cell of cyst wall, but as long as there is epithelial cell, cyst can continue to grow, and this also is a matter of time.
New Treatment for PKD
Today, there are few treatments for polycystic kidney disease.Therefore, according to the characteristics of polycystic kidney disease, we have developed a combination of Chinese and western treatment.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is used to prevent the growth of kidney cysts. This therapy has two characteristics:
1. Reduce the source of cystic fluid, inactivate cystic epithelial cells, inhibit their secretion of cystic fluid to stop the growth of kidney cysts.
2. Increase the excretion of cystic fluid, increase the permeability of blood circulation on the cyst surface, accelerate the excretion of cystic fluid, and shrink kidney cysts
At the same time, Chinese medicine soup is also used, which can help recover patient’s immune system so as to achieve the effect of internal and external treatment.
Do not be scared. With proper treatment, you can live well with PKD. Any question, you can consult our online doctor or leave a message below.
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