Hi doctors, can you tell me what is polycystic kidney disease?

Inherited problem. Polycystic kidney disease is something you inherit from a parent. If you know you have it, you will want to learn as much as you can about monitoring and protecting your kidney function. You will also want to learn about the treatment of kidney failure. Many people with polycystic kidneys receive kidney transplants - which is probably the best of all options when kidneys aren't working. Lgromkomd.

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Could you tell me what is the life expectancy for someone with polycystic kidney disease?

Here are some... On average, some 40% of patients with PKD, by age 60, will not have kidney failure, which is the worst risk to life. But, a basket of gifts from healthy lifestyle without overindulgence + available good medical advice + willingness to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty + hope to get kidney transplant will render patients the best possible help and hope. Best wish... Read more...

Hey, can you tell me general information about the polycystic kidney disease?

See below. It is an inherited disorder involving kidneys and other systems like liver, pancreas, brain etc. People develop high bp. The kidneys fail and about half go on dialysis around 60 yrs of age. There are multiple cysts on both kidneys which can rupture causing pain, bleeding etc. It can get infected sometimes. Please look at the web site http://www.Pkdcure.Org/. Read more...
Pkd. PKD is autosomal dominant. It is passed easily. Kidneys form cysts. Kidneys enlarge. Function can decline. BP can rise. Infection and bleeding can happen. Some people have kidney pain. Very healthy diet is essential. Drink 4 liters fluid per day. Avoid caffeine. Eat low salt. Get checked every 6-12 months. Read more...

On 5mg. Percocet for my polycystic kidney disease &works great. New dr. Wants to change to Vicodin but current plan is fine. What do I tell new dr.?

Ask, don't tell. I sense how worried you are that if it doesn't work as well, you'll suffer. But long term use of percocet can damage your liver and that is serious. Ask for help to feel confident about the new strategy and see if they agree to a trial evaluation only. Here's info on PKD: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycystic-kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20028831 Be diplomatic and ask ?s. Read more...

Is polycystic kidney disease an issue that negatively affects erectile function for a male age 37yrs? My BP is 12.7/8 with olmesartan10mg&lercadip20mg

Probably not..., but. Autosomal dominant PKD itself has no direct bearing with ed, but drugs for high blood pressure have. Of course, long-term hypertension may increase the chance of developing blocking arteries leading to ed, but it's very unlikely for someone at age 37. For detail and specific, check with expert timely. Best... Read more...
Pkd and ed. Typically ADPKD does not cause erectile dysfunction unless there is renal insufficiency that is progressive.BP meds can promote ED. Read more...