What is the possibility of help for my Mom? She has PKD and her kidneys have catalyzed, which means they are not filtering anymore. She is only 53 years old and currently is in the hospital. She is right now using fluids to hopefully flush out and bring her creatinine level lower from a 13 and lower her blood pressure which has been almost 200. My grandmother, her Mom, died after 10 years of being on dialysis and my Mom’s sister has just started at age 52, 4 years ago. And kidney transplant, I believe, is the answer vs years of dialysis treatments.

I am unable to offer treatment suggestions without performing a complete history and physical examination. I suggest that you continue to consult with the physicians and the nephrologist, who are currently caring for your mother. I would agree with you that kidney transplantation is the ultimate solution to treating kidney failure in patients with polycystic kidney disease (PCKD).

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