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Can I Work With Polycystic Kidney Disease

Can I Work With Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease is one common inherited kidney disease in which a number of cysts develop primarily within kidneys, and patients live with PKD for the whole life. Then, whether they can work with PKD or not becomes their one big concern.

In early stage, they can still work just like general population.

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease usually progresses slowly. In early stage, kidney cysts are still kept in small size that are under the capacity of kidneys, so patients don’t have any symptom or sign. In this case, PKD patients can still do most of jobs just like normal people. If these patients want to obtain a healthy condition, they should avoid overwork and heavy laborer’s work.

In the moderate stage and end stage of PKD, patients should choose work carefully.

This is because PKD kidney cysts in advanced stage have become quite large that may be ruptured easily. Some works include many bending or stretching actions, so patients may need to choose their job carefully. In view of this, patients should avoid the occupation of athlete, coach, dancer, physical labor, and so on. If Polycystic Kidney Disease patients choose correct work, they can get benefits from moderate work or regular exercise.

If PKD patients have hematuria or urinary tract infections, they should stop working.

With the growth of kidney cysts, PKD kidney cysts are at a high risk of rupture, so hematuria and urinary tract infections occur easily. In this case, patients are always recommended to have more rest in bed and avoid work.

The above is one general overview of jobs for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. If you are suffering from PKD and want to know what work is best for you, you can consult the doctor online in detail or email to

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