Polycystic kidney disease in infants. What is the prognosis, will my niece be ok? Cysts were found on my nieces kidney during an ultrasound

Variable. An answer for renal ( kidney) specialist. But in some kids it may resolve spontaneously. In some it causes severe kidney malfunction with the worst case scenario, being eventual transplantation.Also can be associated with other defects. With proper care should eventually be ok.

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Does drinking a lot of water slow cyst development in polycystic kidney disease patients?

No. Nothing has been proven to slow cyst development. There are drugs undergoing trials; octreotide, Everolimus and tolvaptan all working on different systems that are promising. Adpkd patients are told to drink fluids to decrease the risk of stone formation and utis, the kidneys are very large urine collects in larger areas with slower flow making these complications more likely. Read more...
Pkd. YES. Vasopressin is a natural hormone that promotes cyst enlargement. High fluid intake daily suppresses vasopressin and reduces cyst enlargement. Aim for 4-6 liters per day. Avoid caffeine. Read more...

What kind of food can I eat if I have Polycystic kidney disease and Cyst on the Pancrea? And I previously had a Pancreatitis with a lipase of 16, 000.

Diet is not key. This is a lifetime challenge, but you can eat whatever you like without expecting specific benefits or harms. As your kidneys fail later in life, restrictions will become more important. I hope you will be able to get a transplant. Read more...

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...

Is there a name for someone that has multiple cysts on all organs and also has polycystic kidney disease? And what is the outlook? Thankyou

Progressive disease. Patients with PCK disease often have cysts in the liver and pancreas. Sometimes, those cysts will bleed and cause pain; otherwise they are benign. Polycystic kidney disease itself is a progressive disease that commonly leads to kidney failure with the need for dialysis or transplantation. Some patients will have aneurysms in their cerebral arteries, especially if they have a family history. Read more...
Polycystic kidney. Polycystic kidney is a genetic disease, inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The kidney dominates with multiple cysts and organ enlargement. Cysts appear in the liver, pancreas, and brain. Vascular aneurysms are present in about five percent of individuals. There is no special name for the affected person. Close medical care is essential. Read more...

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. Read more...

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

These are not enough. Your outcome will be far better with close medical follow up. Aggressive treatment of hypertension results in slowing the progression of kidney failure. Complications such as cyst bleeding, pain, infections, and kidney stones are best managed by your physician. As kidney function worsens over time, your physician can guide you in preparing for dialysis and /or transplantation. Read more...
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...
Sure. And their expected lifespan was about 25-30 years in that era.Many of these remedies just gave people something to do. Think about it. 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...