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The Symptoms and Complications I will Experience in PKD

Time:  2015-03-14 09:50

Patients with PKD will suffer from various symptoms as well as complications, which concerns patients and their family members a lot. Therefore, many patients are wondering to know what is the common symptoms and complications i will experience in PKD?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. The cysts can reduce kidney function, leasing to kidney failure. People with PKD also have cysts in the liver and problems in other organs, such as the heart and blood vessels in the brain.

The common symptoms are

Increase size of abdomen

Back or low back pain


Proteinuria or hematuria

Frequent urination

Kidney stones

Kidney failure

Urinary tract infection

The common complications of PKD are as following

High blood pressure

The kidneys play a vital role in controlling blood pressure. Having kidney cysts in the kidney will increase the chance of high blood pressure. People whose age from 20 to 34 will develop high blood pressure and most people with PKD will develop high blood pressure at some point in their life. High blood pressure in itself can not causes any symptoms, so it is ignored easily. However, if high blood pressure can not be controlled well, it leads to further damage to the kidneys and it increases the risk of developing heart attack and stroke.

The cysts in other parts in the body

As time goes by, more and more cysts would get bigger and bigger. And the cysts will get into other organs in the body.

The symptoms and complications of PKD have been listed, if you happen to find that you have the symptoms and complications the above mentioned, you need to consult your doctor as soon as possible or send email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com.

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