Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

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Polycystic Kidney Disease Overview:

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Aetiology:

+ Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

This is the most common form of the disease, resulting in numerous fluid filled cysts in the tubular structures of both kidneys. This condition will eventuallu progress to renal failure.

This form of PKD accounts for up to 10% of all cases of chronic renal disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation.

This condition is not usually noticed until later in life, past the age of 20. Starting with hypertension, and eventually leading to loin pain, and a gradual reduction in renal function.

In ADPKD, cysts form on every sement along the nephron. This is compared to ARPKD where the cysts only form in the collecting ducts.

ADPKD cysts can reach enormous sizes, and contain a fluid that is straw coloured. Pain is common especially as the cysts become larger and more numerous.

+ Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

Similarily to ADPKD, ARPKD involves the formation of cysts in the kidneys. The major difference is that ARPKD cysts only ocurr in the collecting ducts.


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Herbs For PKD

 

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Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment


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