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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

PKD, PLD, and GFR 57: What Does It Mean

2018-10-29 07:35

Question: I have a PKD and PLD. Now the result of my eGFR is 57 and stage 3. What does it mean?

PKD, PLD, and GFR 57: What Does It MeanAnswer: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disorder, which is characterize by the growth of cysts on kidneys. But the cysts do not only appear in kidneys, but also liver, leading to polycystic liver disease (PLD).

About PLD

Treatment is usually not needed unless you have symptoms. Mild pain associated with PLD can be treated with pain medication. However, if the cysts cause significant discomfort or other complications, there are a number of treatment options. Do you have any symptoms associated with PLD? If no, there is no need to worry about it, and what you should attach importance is PKD.

About PKD

Now your GFR is 57, and you are in Stage 3. It means you have moderate kidney damage. Although the damage is not serious enough to cause a variety of symptoms, you should seek treatment timely to prevent further kidney damage. Then how to avoid kidney damage for PKD patients. It is to slow down the cyst growth and fluid secretion in the kidneys.

In western medicine, surgery is usually done in such a case to drain the big renal cysts so as to relieve your discomforts, such as back pain. But once the big ones are removed, the small ones will enlarge quickly. Therefore, surgery is only a stopgap measure.

In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we usually use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This is an external application of Chinese medicine, which can infiltrate the micronized herbs into polycystic kidneys to take effect. It can restrain the abnormal activity of renal tubular epithelial cells and lining cells to stop the cysts from growing. It can also increase the permeability of cyst wall and pressure difference inside and outside so that fluid can be drawn out, and then renal cysts will shrink. After about one month’s treatment, both kidney cyst and kidney function will get improved.

Now you know what it means with PKD, PLD and eGFR 57. For more information on PKD associated information, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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