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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.

Facts and Ways to Help With PKD

2015-01-07 06:24

what do you doPKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is a genetic disorder that causes a cluster of cysts that can interfere with normal kidney function. It can sometimes lead to Kidney Failure, or Renal Failure. You can get more facts and information about ways to help with PKD in this article. Any question, please email to pkdclinic888@hotmail.com.

Two types of Polycystic Kidney Disease

● ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease): It is the most common hereditary kidney disease, and doesn’t skip generations. This type of PKD occurs in approximately 1 in every 400 to 1000 people.

● ARPKD (Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease): This type is uncommon and is typically diagnosed in infancy or in utero. The estimated incidence is approximately 1 in 20,000 people.

Effects of PKD on kidneys

● Back pain, flank pain or abdominal pain. Pain is the most common feature of ADPKD. The pain is often dull and persistent, and is thought to be caused by stretching of the wall of a cyst or pressure on other organs when kidneys cysts are very large. A sudden and sharp pain is likely caused by kidney cyst bleeding or infection.

● Hematuria. It means blood in urine, occurring in 35 to 50 percent of people with ADPKD and may be the first sign of the disease. The urine is pink or red.

● High blood pressure. Enlarged kidney cyst compress nearby organs and reduce the blood flow to the kidneys. As a result, the kidney secret more renin, which start the RAA system, leading to hypertension.

Beside, kidney stones, kidney infection or Kidney Failure are all the effects of PKD on kidneys. No matter what symptoms you have, you should take immediate treatment.

How to deal with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Medicines and surgery are the common methods taken by patients. However, these managements are negative since they can just relieve symptoms but cannot solve the underlying problem. A holistic and fundamental treatment is needed. We are glad to help you with that. Please be free to contact us!

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