Incidence of PKD

In 10% to 15% of patients with ADPKD, there is no positive family history for the disease. Reasons for such cases include de novo mutations (5% of cases), mild disease from PKD2 mutations and non-truncating PKD1 mutations, mosaicism, or unavailability of parental medical records.

PKD Treatment

By maintaining the integrity of ones own personal DNA, this can squelch the second hit mechanism that causes an increase in cyst numbers and symptoms. Here are some things to try that might prevent or delay the onset of serious PKD symptoms. According to some recent medical articles, diet might be key to preventing symptoms from occurring. We await clinical trials to verify this. 40% of individuals with PKD never require dialysis or transplant. Many PKD'rs are striving to be included amongst these 40%. They have tried instituting the list below. No matter the stage of PKD, as long as your doctor is in agreement, incorporating these suggestions has resulted in an improvement in ones overall sense of well-being. (Many have reported they simply feel better!)

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

PKD Treatments
PKD Research
Monitor alkalinity
Monitor protein
Monitor Blood Pressure
Monitor Water Intake

Maintain kidney health early

  • Alkalinity
  • Diet
  • Low salt
  • Low fat diet
  • Food restriction
  • Neutral protein diet
  • Water
  • Avoid Kidney toxins
  • ↑ Kidney blood flow
  • Maintain tight BP control
  • Correct anemia
  • Diminish Proteinuria
  • ↓ Cyst Growth
  • Reduce Stress
  • We are  sharing our experiences with PKD/PLD Diet, an adjunct diet envisioning it complementing a physician's prescribed medical therapy. Consider testing this with your doctor's prior knowledge, who can  adjust it according to your own uniqueness by adding it to your current  treatment.

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