Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Re: Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease

Postby garygrover » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:56 am

Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) is a disorder that affects the kidneys and other organs. It causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys and these cysts are filled with fluid. If too many cysts grow or if they get too big, the kidneys can be damaged. PKD cysts slowly replace much of the kidneys, reducing kidney function and leading to kidney failure.

Here are the clues that someone has PKD :
1) Back or side pain
2) Blood in the urine
3) Frequent bladder
4) High Blood Pressure
5) Fluttering or pounding in the chest

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