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PKD & Kidney Cysts

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can People Being Around Paint Fumes Get PKD

2014-10-18 07:18

Can People Being Around Paint Fumes Get PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder. It means the genetic defects mean the disease runs in families. Rarely, a genetic mutation can be the cause of polycystic kidney disease. Hence, being around pain fumes will not make you get PKD. However, bad environment can cause kidney cyst.

Get Facts on Kidney Cyst

Kidney cyst if a round pouch filled with fluid. There are reports saying that some environmental causes typically including chemical agents (eg. heavy metals), physical agents (eg. high temperature/heat, dehydration), and biological/infectious agents (eg. malaria, HIV etc), can lead to kidney disease and even Kidney Failure.

Health Effects of Paint Fumes

There is a wide variety of both short-term and long-term negative health effects associated with VOCs in paint fumes. The severity of the health effect depends on several different factors, including both the length of time and the level of exposure. Some examples of short-term, temporary side effects include:

● Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or and/or respiratory tract

● Visual disturbances


● Loss of coordination

● Nausea

● Lightheadedness

● Dizziness

● Allergic skin reaction

● Fatigue

● Memory impairment

Some of the conditions above can become chronic in individuals who are consistently exposed to VOCs in paint fumes either in the home or at work on a daily basis. Long-term health effects of VOCs can include:

● Liver damage

● Kidney damage

● Central nervous system damage

● Certain types of cancer

● Asthma

How Can You Diagnose PKD

● Ultrasound sound

● Computerized tomography (CT) scan.

● Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

Since PKD can pass down to the next generation, a gene test is sometimes necessary to be done, especially the patients have a family illness history.

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