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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.

What Systems Does PKD Affect

2014-11-26 15:01

What Systems Does PKD AffectPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that can lead to Kidney Failure. Without control, this kidney disease can affect many other systems. Getting to know the effects of PKD on other systems, you can prevent some symptoms and slow down the progression.

1. Kidney

Polycystic Kidney Disease is characterized by a cluster of cysts on the kidney. When the cyst grow large size, the kidney is possibly the first organ that is attacked by the cyst.

The kidney has the function of filtering wastes, regular blood pressure, remove excessive fluid, and produce vitamins D, etc. Then it is damaged because of ischemia and anoxia due to the compression of large cyst, it will bring many symptoms. Patients may experience:

-Urination changes (foamy or bloody urine; and frequent and urgent urine)

-High blood pressure


-Bone pain

2. Nervous systems

The big cyst stretch nearby tissues, thus leading to dull pain in the back, sides or abdomen. In some cases, memory loss, sleepiness, dizziness, headache, anxiety, irritability, or even coma can also occur.

3. Digestive systems

If you are experiencing poor appetite, bad taste in mouth, nausea, or vomiting, you are not alone. Many Polycystic Kidney Disease complain about similar problems.

4. Cardiovascular system

Abnormal heart rate, heart failure, high blood pressure, pulmonary edema, pericarditis, etc are the presences of cardiovascular system damage.

You can how serious is Polycystic Kidney Disease. Timely treatment is very necessary otherwise it can develop into Kidney Failure very fast. In that case, your doctor will ask you to prepare for a dialysis or kidney transplant.

Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Medicines play a good role in relieving symptoms, but you cannot depend on them too much. Long term and large dosage of medicines can cause further kidney damage. Consult our doctors online and they can give you some suggestions related to diet and natural treatments. You can also leave a message below if you will.

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