Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder characterized by many grape-like clusters of fluid-filled cysts that make both kidneys larger over time. Cysts are abnormal sacs containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material. It may form in the kidneys or in other parts of the body. When these cysts form in the kidneys, they are filled with fluid. Eventually, they take over and destroy working kidney tissues, resulting in reduced kidney function and can lead to kidney failure or end-stage renal disease.

Severity of the PKD varies. Although there is no cure for PKD, there are several treatment options that can ease symptoms and prolong life.

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