Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic kidney disease also known as PKD or PCKD is a disorder characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts and it often leads to kidney failure. Although the kidneys are usually the most severely affected organs, the disease can also cause cysts to develop in your liver, pancreas, and in some rare cases the heart and brain.
When PKD causes kidneys to fail which usually happens after many years, the patient requires dialysis or kidney transplantation. About half the patients with the most common type of PKD progress to kidney failure also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Polycystic kidney disease varies greatly in its severity and some complications are preventable. Lifestyle changes and medical treatments may help reduce damage to your kidneys from complications such as high blood pressure, pain in the back and the side, urinary tract infections and hematuria, etc.
Polycystic kidney disease is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide.
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