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What Are The Causes Of PKD

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-11-23 17:13

What Are The Causes Of PKDPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder, and about 60 percent people get PKD by gene. And the 40 percent patients may get PKD by other factors. Then, people may have questions like what the causes of PKD are.

1.Genetic inheritance

This is the most common cause of PKD, and this disease can be inherited to several generations in the family which has PKD. PKD is often divided into two kinds:ADPKD and ARPKD. ADPKD is the most common inherited form, and it often appears in adults. ARPKD is a rare inherited form, and it often occurs in the earliest months of life or even in the womb.


There are many toxins which can damage our tissues and organs, and the toxins may include pesticides, chemical agent, pollutions and radioactive rays. These toxins are harmful to people, and when toxins intrude into body, they may cause gene mutation in the body, which may cause PKD.


Infection is another primary reason that can cause PKD. Infection can reflect the circumstance of internal body. When people get infection, body may have reactions to defeat it, which may lead to gene mutation. When infections appear in kidney, they may cause PKD or increase the progression of PKD.

4.Irregular diet or unhealthy diet

As we know, diet is very important for our health. However, modern people often have irregular diet or unhealthy diet. Bad eating habits can cause may disease. If the dite people eat is not clean, they may be infected. If the nutrients they received are not balance, then people may also get sick. These unhealthy diets will increase the risk of people getting PKD.

5.Overwork and high pressure in life

Because of the rapid development of society, people often have a busy work and don’t have enough rest. Otherwise, people are also often in high pressure. All these may increase the risk of getting diseases such as PKD.

Above includes the possible factors that may cause PKD, and most of the factors are related to bad habits and the polluted environment in daily life. Therefore, people should pay more attention to their lifestyle and protecting the environment. They should change the unhealthy lifestyle and keep healthy life habits. When they are suffering from some disease, they should take measures to treat it, which will reduce the risk of getting more serious diseases or complications. As we know, it’s better for people to get rid of PKD from prevention.



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