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Kidney Diseases That Run In Families

Kidney Diseases That Run In FamiliesKidney disease can cause severe damage to body health. While some kidney diseases are genetic, and they can run in families, which is a huge threat for families who have these kinds of kidney disease.

Thereby, which kidney disease has genetic, and what will it cause to patient?

Hereditary nephritis

Hereditary nephritis can transmit from generation to generation. To diagnose this disease, patient should analyze patient’s family history, so as to make sure the ratio of patient getting this disease.

Hereditary nephritis can cause patient’s kidney function to have progressive decrease. For patient with hereditary nephritis, hematuria may be the most common symptom, besides, patient often have proteinuria and hypertension, and many patient will have nephritis syndrome.

Except for kidney symptoms, patients with hereditary nephritis often have problems in their hearing and eyes, and the lesion in patient’s hearing often cause patient to have deafness.

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)

This is a also genetic kidney disease, and this disease can be divided into the dominant heredity and the recessive heredity. For patient whose PKD is recessive heredity, their prognosis is very bad, and patient often just have a short lifetime. For patient with dominant heredity, patient’s kidney cysts will grow progressively, which will damage patient’s kidney, and make patient have kidney failure eventually.

For patients with PKD, their enlarged kidney will cause them to have clear pain in their waist and stomach. Besides, PKD patient often have symptoms like hematuria and hypertension, etc.

Congenital nephrotic syndrome

This kidney disease is also a kidney disease that has hereditary characteristics. As we know, nephrotic syndrome is serious condition for patients with kidney disease. While congenital nephrotic syndrome means baby will be born with this severe condition, and patient often dies when he is about four years old.

These are the kidney diseases that can run in family, and thees can cause severe damage to patient’s family. Thereby, it is important for families who have these diseases to take measures to prevent these diseases’ occurrence.

In the end, if you have any doubt in dealing with these problems, you are welcome to contact us, and we are willing to help you.

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