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    What Will Happen When You Have Stage 4 PKD

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    What Will Happen When You Have Stage 4 PKD Stage 4 PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is one of critical periods to take effective treatment, so as to slow down the progression of illness condition. What will happen when you have stage 4 kidney damage? Now, let’s have a discussion.

    Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder which refers that numerous filled-fluid cysts grow on the kidneys. What’s more, about half of patients with PKD also develop cysts of the liver. Eventually, if left untreated, PKD may impair kidney function and cause Kidney Failure. Actually, there is no obvious symptoms when your illness condition in the early stage, while you will suffer from various illness condition when your kidney function drops to 50% or even less. If you are in Stage 4 PKD, according to glomerular filtration rate (GFR), your kidney function ranges from 15 to 30. It is too poor to maintain the normal work. Once your kidneys fail to function well, more and more wastes and toxins will build up in the body, leading to the following symptoms.

    Severe back pain

    The cysts on the kidneys may enlarge to certain degree. The enlarged kidneys cysts will oppress the kidney itself and its surrounding tissues and cells. When it oppress your nerve of the back, you will feel severe back pain.

    Kidney infection or urinary tract infection

    When the cysts become large enough, they will have a high risk for rupturing of cysts. Once the cystic fluid flow into the various spaces along with the blood circulation, patients are prone to suffer from infections.

    Severe headache and nausea and vomiting

    People with PKD have a 5% to 10% risk of developing an intracranial (brain) aneurysm (bulging in the wall of a blood vessel). Some aneurysms can leak or rupture, causing symptoms such as sudden severe headache, nausea and vomiting.

    Dialysis or kidney transplant

    In stage 4, since 70 to 85% of kidney function is gone, your doctor will tell you that you need to prepare dialysis or kidney transplant. Indeed, to some extent, it can help the damaged kidney discharge extra wastes and toxins from the blood and prolong the patients’ life.

    All in all, Stage 4 PKD is so urgent that you should seek professional help from the doctor. If you have no idea about how to deal with the condition, you can leave a message below or talk with our Online Doctor directly.


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