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Several Ways For You To Extend Your Life Expectancy With PKD

Time:  2014-02-12 05:47

Kidney disease is a non-curable disease, so life expectancy becomes the most concerned question of kidney disease patients. Polycystic kidney disease patients want to find ways to make them live longer. Are there some ways to extend their life expectancy?

People with polycystic kidney disease pay attention to the following aspects which contribute to better control of health condition and slow down the progression of kidney disease into kidney failure.

1. Prevent getting cold

PKD patients have a low spirit, because polycystic kidney disease is a kind of permanent genetic kidney disease which is the biggest difference with other kidney diseases. In this condition, even if patients care more about their condition and get cares from family members, it still can not prevent the enlargement of kidney cysts. In that case, if you get cold especially repeated cold, your kidney function will be worsened, which will speed up the development of kidney damage.

2. Better control of daily diet

Reasonable diet is very important for controlling progressive kidney damage. Polycystic kidney disease patients should follow a low salt diet and the amount of salt should be 2-3g per day. Besides, low potassium, low phosphorus, low fat and high vitamin as well as plant crude fiber are recommended for them.

3. Control high blood pressure

Most patients will suffer from high blood pressure before polycystic kidney disease patients have damages on kidney function. In this case, PKD has already occurred. The occurrence of high blood pressure will aggravate kidney damage and meanwhile high blood pressure will bring damage on heart and cerebrovascular tissues. In this case, PKD with severe complications like stroke caused by brain aneurysm rupture hemorrhage, so having a better control of high blood pressure plays an essential role in delaying deterioration of kidney function and preventing complications.

4. Prevent injury

With the enlargement of kidney cysts, it will lead to increased cyst pressure and cause progressively enlarged cysts. At this time, any trauma, such as sprain and cuts will cause ruptured cysts and bleeding, triggering inflammation.

Polycystic kidney disease patients should be very cautious about daily healthcare. Though PKD can not cured, it can still be improved through your daily life. Any question, please leave us a message below.

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