Is it dangerous to get pregnant and have a baby if you have polycystic kidney disease?

No but......... Pregnancy is successful for most women with polycystic kidney disease. However, they may develop a life-threatening disorder called preeclampsia. Those most at risk are women who have high blood pressure before they become pregnant.

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

Secondary prevention. Obviously, you have some kidney damage from the polycystic kidney disease, so at this point, your goal is prevention of kidney failure or its progression if already present and complications. Good sugar and blood pressure control are the main two areas to work on. Taking medication that will prevent progression is another avenue. Read more...
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...
PKD and diabetes. This is a threatening combination. You can do several things. Drink at least 3-4 quarts of fluid per day. Eat low salt, low protein, low saturated fat diet daily. Avoid caffeine. Avoid sugar and simple carb foods. Control glucose values to less than 140 at all times. Achieve HA1c values of 7.0 or lower. Control BP to less than 130/80. Do not smoke. Maintain ideal body weight. Read more...

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...

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...
Please see a doctor. There is very little risk in taking Geritol but that depends on your kidney function. Excess of vitamins can be harmful and your vitamin dose and regimen can be tailored to your kidney function. . Read more...
Polycystic kidney. Be sure to have blood testing done to determine level of kidney function and potassium and calcium and phosphate. Hemoglobin should be checked, too, along with serum iron levels. Geritol is a good vitamin and iron supplement. Blood testing should be done first. Read more...