Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a cystic genetic disorder of the kidneys. It is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. Here the article can help you learn more signs of PKD, hoping this can help you take better care of yourself. Contact ONLINE DOCTOR to get more details about this or other useful information quickly and directly for free.
There are several factors and symptoms that can show the discomfort of kidneys, hoping can remind you of your condition.
1. Renal enlargement
The progression of bilateral kidneys is asymmetric. The size of both is also different. There are many cysts on surface of the kidney, making the shape of kidney irregular, uneven and hard.
2. Renal pain
Patients may feel dull, sharp pain on their back or abdomen, which may be caused by physical activity, a long walk or sitting and so on. Lying in bed can relieve this pain. Besides, renal hemorrhage, moving renal stone or infections are also the reasons of sharp pan.
Half about patients will have blood in their urine commonly caused by the angiorrhexis of cyst wall.
It is the common symptom of PKD, appearing before the high creatinine. About half of patienst will suffer from high blood pressure, owing to the cyst compression, RASS, etc. Hypertension affects the prognosis badly.
Beside, there are also some other ways, like physical examination, can examine the renal damages timely. Pay more attention to your daily health that can help you avoid more damages on your body.
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