Polycystic Kidney Disease

What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that causes many fluid-filled cysts to grow in your kidneys. Unlike the usually harmless simple kidney cysts that can form in the kidneys later in life, PKD cysts can change the shape of your kidneys, including making them much larger. PKD is a form of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that reduces kidney function [Read More…]

Polycystic Kidney Disease Information

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) occurs when clusters of cysts develop within your kidneys.  These cysts are noncancerous and contain water-like fluid. These types of cysts can develop in other organs including the liver, but the kidneys are more severely affected. Those who suffer with polycystic kidney disease may experience kidney failure and high blood pressure. [Read More…]