Many patients with PKD have seen their family members are on dialysis at the end state of kidney disease, so they know much clearly about the sufferings of dialysis. They are afraid to depend on endless dialysis for survival and become weak staying on the bed or at home day by day. If they can not find an effect treatment to control the growth of cysts, they know that dialysis is predestined.
With a similar fear to dialysis, patients with PKD are worried about kidney transplant when they step close to end stage. Kidney transplant is an important way to live a longer life. However, it is hard to get the chance after registered in the waiting list. According to studies, 6% of cases pass away when they are waiting for right kidney donators. Even though patients with PKD get a donated kidney, exclusive reaction increases the risk for most receivers.
Pass on faulty genes to children
Most PKD sufferers get the disease from their parents, so when they are diagnosed with such a disease, they begin to worry whether the faulty gene will be passed on their children. Even thought Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disease, you still have the chance to have a healthy baby. If one parent has PKD, his or her children have 50% of chance to be healthy. If both parents suffer from polycystic kidneys, the chance reduces to 25%. At present, some examinations can help patients identify whether their fetus are affected during pregnancy.
By far, there is no cure for polycystic kidneys, which let PKD patients down. Even though surgery is available to remove larger cysts, patients usually find renal cysts become larger again. In fact, as long as cyst fluids keep secreting, renal cysts will keep growing up. Therefore, a series of damaged will attack your impaired kidneys.
However, even though it can not be cured, control the further growth of renal cysts by restricting the fluids secretion can avoid the following damaged, including renal failure and end stage of kidney disease. In this way, kidney transplant and dialysis will not be predestined any more. Any help, send to email@example.com
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