How will I know when I need a transplant or dialysis?


If you are seen by a nephrologist on a regular basis, they will frequently request blood work. Your nephrologist will not only be looking at the creatinine level, but also how you are feeling (signs and symptoms) and other electrolyte imbalances. However, you may not experience any symptoms until renal function significantly declines.

About 40 to 50 percent of those living with ADPKD experience kidney failure. Learn the ins and outs of dialysis and transplantation, so you can make the educated decision you need to continue living a healthy life.