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What is a common infection with polycystic kidney disease?

What is a common infection with polycystic kidney disease?

UTI: Polycystic kidney disease usually causes hematuria (blood in the urine) or a urinary tract infection. These conditions can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What are the common treatments for polycystic kidney disease?

What are the common treatments for polycystic kidney disease?

PKD: As of now there are no definitive treatments for polycystic kidney disease. At this time you treat the side effects (high blood pressure, infections, discomfort from large cysts). There are many studies going on currently to find a cure or treatment for pkd. Most patients are on an ace inhibitor for high BP control. ...Read more

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What shouldn't i eat/drink if I have polycystic kidney disease?

What shouldn't i eat/drink if I have polycystic kidney disease?

Consistency : Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaids, if diabetic manage it well, and like everyone it helps to have a little bit of good luck too. Get a nephrologist (kidney doctor) who will look for ways to slow/prevent loss of kidney function, and if needed prepare for end stage kidney disease. ...Read more

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If I have polycystic kidney disease (pkd), should I be using creatine?

If I have polycystic kidney disease (pkd), should I be using creatine?

Creatinine: Creatinine is muscle break down product, extremely useful in measuring renal function as kidneys help excrete it so obviously it builds up in body in renal failure as kidneys cannot get rid of it anymore. It does not have any function-- whatsoever-- to perform--- in maintaining or deteriorating renal health! However--- the bulkier the muscle mass-- the more is stress on kidneys in getting rid of i ...Read more

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I have polycystic kidney disease. I am not as energetic as i used to be and I am only 31. Can i take geritol? I heard it gives you energy.

I have polycystic kidney disease.  I am not as energetic as i used to be and I am only 31. Can i take geritol? I heard it gives you energy.

CKD: I hope that you are under the care of a nephrologist who is following your renal function. If you are feeling tired, your renal function may be getting worse and you may have anemia. See your doctor and follow his recommendations. ...Read more

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How should I take care of myself if I have polycystic kidney disease and am diabetic?

How should I take care of myself if I have polycystic kidney disease and am diabetic?

See below: Maintain normal blood sugar levels, and blood presssure control. Other important things are regular exercise, reach ideal weight, and cholesterol control. Talk to your doctor about entering research studies for polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my kidney function even though I have polycystic kidney disease.

What can I do to help my kidney function even though I have polycystic kidney disease.

PKD: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 can help daily. ...Read more

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I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when i was 14 now i'm 34 i don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?

Pkd: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 help daily. Taking ACE inhibitors can help and low dose statin can help. Taking tolvaptan can help but with side effect ...Read more

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Can I get a Tattoo if I have Polycystic kidney disease?

Can I get a Tattoo if I have Polycystic kidney disease?

Tattoo PCD: See no reason why not as the ttooist knows how to protect u from getting HIV, hepatitis etc. I would discuss with your team first as they know u best. ...Read more

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I have slow urination, frequent with urgency also sometimes split flow. History of polycystic kidney disease?

I have slow urination, frequent with urgency also sometimes split flow. History of polycystic kidney disease?

Urine stream: Slow urination and frequency with urgency suggests a lower bladder and prostate problem, not a polycystic kidney specific problem. Split flow also suggests a prostate or lower urethral problem. One cause of split flow is tiny gravel or aggregated mucus that is stuck in the urethra beyond the prostate. You warrant urine analysis and culture. Drink up to 3-4 liters per day of non-caffeine fluid ...Read more

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Hi, I am 52, have polycystic kidney disease with too many cysts to mention on both kidneys. I also have a 7.2x5.9cm mildly complex cyst (drain?)

Hi, I am 52, have polycystic kidney disease with too many cysts to mention on both kidneys. I also have a 7.2x5.9cm mildly complex cyst (drain?)

Complex renal cyst: There are different types of of complex kidney cysts. Some could be observed but some could be cancerous. I don't recommend draining of asymptotic renal cyst, especially a complex one. I will be happy to discuss it further with you. ...Read more

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How can people inherit polycystic kidney disease?

Genetic anomalies: Some medical conditions, including adult polycystic kidney disease, are carried in our genes and can be passed from parent to child. Generally, if one parent has pckd, their child will have a 50/50 chance of inheriting it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Polycystic kidney disease?

What is the definition or description of: Polycystic kidney disease?

Here are some...: PKD is overwhelmingly a inherited disorder as autosomal inheritance to affect adults who usually become symptomatic at age 30-45... or as autosomal recessive to affect the young, or acquired in late age such as 50-70. More detail? Go to https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/polycystic. Best wish.... But, for life reality, go to http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating polycystic kidney disease with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating polycystic kidney disease with home remedies. Why can't i?

We know more now: Polycystic kidney disease has been around for a while, home therapies had the advantage of not being scientifically tested. Thisdisease also causes different degrees of illness in different victims, fooling docs into thinking that the "home remedy" was effective, when the disease was just not as bad in that patient. Home remedies should be used with the help of a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best solutions for the polycystic kidney disease if my kidneys are enlarged?

What is the best solutions for the polycystic kidney disease if my kidneys are enlarged?

Optimize: See a nephrologist to optimize your renal function. By watching your weight, diet, blood pressure etc. You can extend the life of the kidneys. ...Read more

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How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

Renal Ultrasound: Polycystic kidney disease is usually diagnosed by taking a renal ultrasound of your kidneys to determine the number of cysts that are on each kidney. Usually, a person presnts with bloody urine or multiple UTI that will lead to a doctor taking a patient of the kidneys and diagnosing the issue. ...Read more

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Can a man with polycystic kidney disease father children?

Can a man with polycystic kidney disease father children?

Yes: A man who has PKD carries a gene for it that has a 1 in 2 chance of being transmited to one of his kids. His ability to procreate is not affected by this gene so it usually affects half of his children who then pass it to their progeny. This way you find clusters of this illness in specific families. The same goes for women. ...Read more

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Is autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease very serious?

Is autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease very serious?

It is different: It usually is more serious than the autosomal dominant disease since it needs inheritance from both parents to be expressed i.e. Both genes are affected. It accordingly gets expressed at an earlier age in life. The longer duration of polycystic disease is a factor in predicting dialysis need. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink gatorade when u have polycystic kidney disease?

Is it ok to drink gatorade when u have polycystic kidney disease?

Depends: If you have PKD without any effects of chronic kidney disease i.e. difficulty balancing potassium (to the point where it gets high), then you should be fine. If you have had issues with your potassium levels being high, then I would recommend not drinking the sports drink. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Polycystic Kidney Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease that causes multiple cysts to form in the kidneys. Common symptoms include blood in the urine, abdominal pain, and ...Read more