WHAT IS PKD?
POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE
An inherited disorder which clusters of cysts develop in the kidneys. The cysts in PKD are non cancerous sacs containing water-like fluid. They can grow very large. Many people with this condition have kidney failure by age 60.
Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured. PKD requires a medical diagnosis. Lab tests or imaging always required. Symptoms include high blood pressure, back or side pain, and a swollen abdomen.
At the present time, both my kidneys weigh around 30 #'s, imagine each of your kidneys being the size of a football. Normal size of a kidney is about the size of your fist.
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