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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.

Early Signs of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-09-06 07:28

Early Signs of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)The early sign in Polycystic Kidney Disease is subtle so that they are easy to be ignored by the patients or their families. Yet, there are still some traces that could be found. To learn about the early signs of Polycystic Kidney Disease can help you take timely and proper treatment to slow down or even stop the progression of this kidney disease.

In general, there are six signs that are common in Polycystic Kidney Disease, including:

♦ Urinary Changes

Hematuria and proteinuria can be present. Blood in the urine is the direct factor that makes the patients take the test. It occurs because of the burst of blood vessels on the walls of the cysts. Proteinuria is due to damaged glomeruli that cannot hold back proteins.

Besides, in some cases, people may also experience frequent urination, urgent urination, painful urination or reduced amount of urine and other urinary system problems.

♦ Pain in Kidney Area

This is the most obvious and common symptoms in PKD. Patients always feel that great pressure on the flank or back with dull pain. The painflul feel aggravate after they take a heavy work or walk/seat too long. That can be relieved after a rest on the bed.

♦ Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

About more than half of PKD patients will experience high blood pressure without an elevation of creatinine. This symptoms should be controlled well, because it will affect the prognosis to a large extent.

♦ Anemia

Most of the patient undergo anemia from light to heavy, and is always accompanied by frequent urine at night. It happens when the damaged kidneys cannot secrete enough erythropoietin, a hormone that is very important for the generation of red blood cells.

The above listed are the common signs in the early stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease. You should not ignore these signals of your kidney function. If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our experts online is always available. If not, you can leave a message below or email to We will reply you within 24 hours.

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