What are the Medical treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease?
PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease medical treatments are targeted toward slowing down polycystic cyst expansion. Hopefully this can be accomplished by:
- Anemia correction
- Blood Pressure Lowering
- Diminishing Proteinuria
- Diet or Lifestyle changes minimizing kidney toxins, lowering stress
- Water adequate hydration and shutting down vasopressin
- Kidney Blood Flow increases
What are the Surgical treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease?
PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease surgical treatments are aimed at replacing failing polycystic kidneys with an organ transplant or while awaiting a transplant, dialysis can be another option. Waiting as long as possible before beginning dialysis looks to have better outcomes. If one can go directly to organ transplant, bypassing dialysis altogether, this seems to prolong transplanted organ life. If you have a living donor for a kidney transplant, there are several available options should your donor not match.
For Your Reference
2010 Alkaline Clinical Trials [180 KB PDF]
Improved prognosis in PKD [web page]
Potentially Modifiable Factors Affecting the Progression PKD [web page]
2010 Alkaline Clinical Trial Lowers GFR [web page]
Preventing PKD kidney growth lessens kidney insufficency [221 KB PDF]
We are sharing our experiences with PLD Diet, an adjunct diet to consider trying to complement a physician's prescribed medical therapy. Think about testing this only with your doctor's prior knowledge, who can adjust it, according to your own uniqueness by adding to your current treatment.