Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited kidney disorder. It causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. PKD may impair kidney function and eventually cause kidney failure. Many people live with PKD for years without experiencing symptoms associated with the disease. Cysts typically grow 0.5 inches or larger before a person starts noticing symptoms. Initial symptoms associated with PKD can include:
• pain or tenderness in the abdomen
• blood in the urine
• frequent urination
• pain in the sides
• urinary tract infection (UTI)
• kidney stones
• pain or heaviness in the back
• skin that bruises easily
• pale skin color
• joint pain
• nail abnormalities
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Since Polycystic Kidney Disease is an inherited disease, therefore a General Surgeon/Ayurvedic Doctor diagnoses Polycystic Kidney Disease by conducting a complete blood count and examining the medical history of the family. To diagnose Polycystic Kidney Disease, the doctor will perform abdominal ultrasound, abdominal MRI, and intravenous pyelogram to determine the cause of Polycystic Kidney Disease.
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE TREATED?
The goal of Polycystic Kidney Disease treatment is to manage the symptoms and avoid complications. Some of the treatment options of Polycystic Kidney Disease include pain medication, low sodium diet, and surgery to drain cysts and help relieve discomfort.
DID YOU KNOW?
That you can minimise the effect of PKD by adopting healthy lifestyle habits?