Some questions were raised by readers, such as: 1. How long can the polycystic kidney patients live? 2. Is there a cure for polycystic kidney disease? 3, polycystic kidney or cyst or kidney dysfunction, can these still be treated? Experts sorted out what they know and hope to help you.
Polycystic kidney disease is a hereditary disease in which all or parts of the offsprings can develop. Of the patients with polycystic kidney disease, 40% accompanied by polycystic liver disease, 30% accompanied by kidney stones, 70% accompanied by hypertension, and 1-3% accompanied by polycystic or polycystic ovaries, and about 0.5% accompanied by polycystic pancreas. More than half of the polycystic kidney disease patients whose kidney function will get affected before 30 years old, then develop into kidney dysfunction, uremia and prematurely lost the opportunity of leading a better life. According to Professor Wang Chengju's experience, if a person's kidney function remains normal at the age of forty, then it should not be a problem for the polycystic kidney family to live to seventy or eighty years old. That is to say, polycystic kidney family, if everyone can maintain normal renal function until forty years old, the family would be saved, can we help the polycystic kidney patients’ renal function sustain normal until forty year old?
At present, kidney transplantation is the only way to cure polycystic kidney disease. If the kidney transplanted can survive, it usually does not affect the patient's life. For patients can not do renal transplantation, there are quite a few of them can get drug treatment and control, these drugs have function of controlling hematuria and proteinuria, systolic pressure pain symptoms, eliminate cyst masses, making abnormal renal function returned to normal. The key of this kind of patient is to check B ultrasound and kidney function regularly, so as to observe curative effect. The disease patients can not be tired, should banned drinking, and some kidney damaging drugs can not be used. Patients with polycystic kidney disease can produce healthy children and can avoid polycystic kidney disease by means of an expert designed screening during pregnancy.
Polycystic kidney disease life expectancy