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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 PKD Cause Infertility

2013-04-02 13:46

can pkd cause prognosisCan PKD cause infertility? PKD, the abbreviation of Polycystic Kidney Disease, is a progressive kidney disorder that can cause cyst formation in bilateral or unilateral kidneys. It is an illness that occurs in kidney, but in some cases, it may impair patients’ fertility.

Infertility refers to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. PKD is a genetic kidney disease and pass down from generation to generation. Mostly, this kidney problem cause no effects on patients’ ability to have children. But in some cases, abnormal gene may cause cysts in other organs like liver and reproductive tract. Cysts in PKD are filled with yellow fluid which increase over time. Therefore, cysts in PKD become larger and larger as time goes by. These big cysts oppress surrounding tissues and make them unable in functioning properly. For people with PKD, when cysts appear in their reproductive tract, their fertility will be affected. Also, if the illness condition is seriously, they may develop infertility.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a medical condition that mainly affect kidney function. For some PKD patients, even if no cysts are formed in reproductive tract, they may not allow to have a body and this usually occurs when their kidney function are seriously damaged. Kidney is an important organ with function to discharge wastes produced by our body. For people with PKD, when enlarged cysts affect their kidney function seriously, their kidneys fail to bear heavy burden. Under such a condition, pregnance will cause body to produce lots of wastes, which can aggravate illness condition and accelerate PKD. Therefore, for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, they can not give birth to a child even if infertility is not caused.

Effective treatment like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help PKD patients to reduce risk for infertility. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an external usage of Chinese herbs and also the earlier the PKD patients receive treatment, the better the treatment effects.

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