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Complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Polycystic kidney disease refers to a medical condition characterized by fluid-filled sac in the kidneys. Knowing more about the possible complications of this genetic disease can help patients a lot.

1. High blood pressure Hypertension is a common complication of PKD. If left untreated or poorly controlled, it will definitely worsen kidney damage and increase the possibility of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

2. Kidney stone Under certain circumstances, kidney stones can also occur. And this sign is usually associated with dull pain and blood in urine.

3. End Stage Renal Disease As the cysts enlarge, they will put extra strain on the surrounding renal tissues and cause decline of kidney function, in serious condition, ESRD will occur. According to the statistics, nearly 50% people with this disease may experience ESRD at their 60s. At that time, sufferers may resort to dialysis or kidney transplant to extend their life expectancy.

4. Polycystic liver disease As the disorder progresses, cysts can be found in other parts of the body. According to the research, nearly half of them have polycystic liver disease. At their 60s, the proportion can reach up to 70%. Meanwhile, both male and female develop cysts. Additionally, there can be pancreatic cyst and ovarian cyst.

5. Aneurysm in the brain The onset of this disorder is related to aneurysm rupture, and the percentage varies from 10% to 40%. If hypertension is uncontrolled, the risk will be elevated.

Except for the above complications, heart valve abnormalities, colon problems and repeated urinary tract infection can also appear.

Even if there is no cure for polycystic kidney disease now, effective methods can be used to prevent the above complications and slow down it’s progression. For instance, a scientific diet, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, etc. Anything unclear, please consult with our Free Online Doctor immediately!

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