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What are the Common Symptoms Of Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients


What are the Common Symptoms Of Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease with the kidneys are gradually enlarged, and there are numerous kidney cysts will occur in kidneys. For PKD patients, they may suffer from some serious symptoms, which will affect their normal life and make them sicker and sicker.

Then, what are the common symptoms for polycystic kidney disease patients?

1. Kidney cysts

For PKD patients, many of their symptoms are related with their kidney cysts, and the amount and size of the cysts will be increased with the progression of PKD.

2. Pain

Back pain or rib abdomen pain are the most common symptoms for PKD patients. With the increase of age and the enlargement of kidney cysts, patients will have severe pain because of the kidney rupture, kidney stones or urinary tract infections.

3. Bleeding

More than 90% PKD patients will have intracystic hemorrhage or gross hematuria, which is also caused by vascular disruption of the cyst, kidney stones, infections or canceration. Generally, blood urine can disappear within 2-7 days. If the blood urine lasts fro a long time, patients need to go to hospital to have a check.

4. High blood pressure

High blood pressure is an early symptom for PKD patients, which is related to the kidney size, the amount of kidney cysts and the age of patients. About 50% young PKD patients have high blood pressure, and 100% end stage kidney failure patients have high blood pressure.

5. Kidney function damage

The early kidney function damage for PKD patients is the decrease of the kidney function of enrichment. For most of the PKD patients with the cysts enlargement in their 40-60 years old can have normal kidney function. Once the kidney function is reduced, the glomerular filtration rate will be decreased in the speed of 4.4-5.5ml/min every year. From the kidney damage to develop into end stage kidney failure, it is about 10years.

6. Others

20% PKD patients may have kidney stones, which is mainly uric acid and (or) calcium oxalate stones. The other complications also contain urinary tract and cyst infection.

Above are the common symptoms and complications for PKD patients, they should pay attention to control these symptoms, which will help them control their further kidney damage. PKD patients should have effective treatment to remedy their kidney damage once they are diagnosed. Prompt and effective treatment will help them make a good prognosis for them.

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