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How can dialysis help with treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

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If ADPKD causes your kidneys to fail, you’ll need dialysis, which uses a machine to filter your blood and remove waste, like salt, extra water, and certain chemicals. You can also get on a waiting list or receive a kidney from a living donor for a kidney transplant. Ask your doctor if that’s a good option for you.

SOURCES:

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning About Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."

National Kidney Foundation: "Polycystic Kidney Disease."

PKD International: "ADPKD."

PKD Foundation: "Common Questions About How PKD Will Affect Your Health."

Halvorson, C. , June 2010. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning About Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."

National Kidney Foundation: "Polycystic Kidney Disease."

PKD International: "ADPKD."

PKD Foundation: "Common Questions About How PKD Will Affect Your Health."

Halvorson, C. , June 2010. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 06, 2018

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