Who has heard of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

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  1. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Who has heard of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

    I have never heard of it before and all of a sudden there are tons of commercials on the radio for it being a common disease with 'walks' for it.

  2. pippap profile image85
    pippapposted 4 years ago

    Polycystic Kidney Disease is one of the reasons my mother passed 4 1/2 years ago.  It is a disease that attacks the kidneys causing cysts to develop all over them.  The kidneys enlarge, lose their efficiency; and, can eventually cause death.  If someone in your family has had it, check checked as it is an inherited disease.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Nobody that I know has it, that is why I asked. I had never heard of it and all of a sudden these commercials appeared (on the radio) saying it was common.

  3. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    A friend's mother was diagnosed with it, but honestly I know little about it sad

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is okay, I do not know anybody with it and never heard of it.

  4. pocono foothills profile image79
    pocono foothillsposted 4 years ago

    Polycystic kidney disease is the most common genetic kidney disease that there is.  It's passed down from generation to generation.   If one of your parents has it, you have 50% chance of having it.  If both of your parents have it, you have a 100% chance of having it.  There are a couple of different versions, but the most common one is polysomal dominant PKD.  There is no cure for the disease.  In advanced stages, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant.  My great-grandmother, my grandfather, and two of my uncles, and one of my cousins have died either directly from it or as a result of other complcations that were related to it.

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