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What are the Common Complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease

What are the Common Complications of Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic kidney disease is a genetic kidney disease with numerous cysts in kidneys and people will suffer from some serious symptoms. In addition, PKD can also cause some complications which may cause PKD patients’ death. In order to prevent the life threatening complications, patients need to first know the possible complications and have effective treatments to prevent them.

The possible polycystic kidney disease (PKD) complications include:

1. Polycystic liver

For people who find their polycystic kidney disease in middle age, about half of them may have polycystic liver. And in general, the polycystic liver can be found 10 years after the polycystic kidney disease was founded.

2. Kidney stone

Kidney stone is also a common complication for polycystic kidney disease. When patients have kidney stones, they may suffer from extreme back pain, and patients with kidney stone may also have the symptoms of blood urine.

3. High blood pressure and relapse of urinary tract infection

High blood pressure and relapse of urinary tract infection are often regarded as two symptoms of PKD, and they are also two common complications for PKD patients. When PKD patients suffer from the two complications, they may increase the progression of PKD and make patients develop into kidney failure quickly.

4. Brain aneurysm

Brain aneurysm is a dangerous medical condition for PKD patients, which is life threatening in PKD, and brain aneurysm is common among PKD patients with age 18-35 and the family which has aneurysm family history. When patients has small aneurysm, they can take some conservative treatment. If they have some large ones, they may need to have surgery. The most important thigh is to prevent the aneurysm rupture. Once the aneurysm ruptures, they need to have immediate surgery in 72 hours.

Above are the possible and common complications for polycystic kidney disease patients, so patients need to prevent these complications. When patients get PKD, they need to have effective and prompt treatments to control their illness, which can help prolong their life expectancy and improve their life quality.

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