Polycystic Kidney Disease: The Genetic Kidney Disease ProblemPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is generally described as the...
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Polycystic kidney disease the genetic kidney disease problem

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Polycystic Kidney Disease: The Genetic Kidney Disease ProblemPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is generally described as the appearance of numerous cysts in thekidneys. This kidney problem is a genetic disorder of the kidneys. The cysts formed in the kidneys arefilled with fluid and enlarge the kidneys. This replaces most of the kidneys natural shape causing theregular functions to slow down and ultimately leads to kidney failure. If polycystic kidney disease causesyour kidneys to fail, you will need to dialysis or undergo kidney transplantation. Untreated, not only dothe kidneys start to fail but cysts may also develop in the liver and in blood vessels of the brain andheart.Cysts can form in clusters, and the exact reason for their formation is unknown. As the cysts grow theycause swelling of the kidney, which decreases function and may be associated with kidney infectionsand high blood pressure.There are two forms of PKD: Autosomal Dominant and Autosomal Recessive. The more common of thetwo is Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and this usually develops in patientsbetween the ages of 30 and 40 years old. However it is possible for PCKD to develop in childhood.Almost 90 per cent of all diagnoses of PKD are autosomal dominant. The rarer of the two diseases,Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD), begins earlier in life, appearing in infancy orchildhood.Symptoms of PCKD include pain in the area of the kidneys; due to stretching of the kidneys as a result ofcyst growth, kidney infections, abdominal pain and tenderness, blood in the urine, and headaches.Headaches may be due to high blood pressure, which is a common result of PCKD.Medications that may be prescribed include those for regulating blood pressure, and antibiotics tocontrol urinary tract infections where appropriate. However these do not resolve the problem, and canplace further burden on the body. The use of natural therapies and dietary intervention can be far morebeneficial for your kidneys. Eating the appropriate foods helps provide your body with the essentialnutrients required for the kidneys to perform their filtering function. Though this may be limitedbecause of the cysts and the swelling, it can help to relieve some of the more painful symptoms of thedisease and improve kidney function as much as possible.About the Publisher:Kidney is one of the most important organs in our body, And having the right solution for the problem inone’s kidney is very hard to find due to different ideas about it. Kidney Problems have many ways intreating them and we just need to know and to perform them correctly. For more information visit mysite at http://www.kidney-problems.com.

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