Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disease, which, according to its genetic characteristics, can be divided into Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and Autosoaml Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD). Therefore, what are its early signs and how can we know if we have got the disease?
Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease is also called Infantile
Polycystic Kidney Disease, which is rarely seen in clinic and babies with the
disease die shortly after birth except few ones can live to childhood or
adulthood. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, also named Adult
Polycystic Kidney Disease, is quite commonly seen, which doesn’t show obvious
symptom in the early stage but has augmented both in number and in size once it
is found. Therefore, earlier treatment becomes quite important. How can
Polycystic Kidney Disease be found?
Six early warnings are shown as following:
1. Polycystic Kidney Disease is often comes together with diseases such as
polycystic liver disease, Hepatic Cyst, Splenic Cyst, Pancreatic Cyst, Cerebral
Aneurysms, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and so on, therefore those with family
members diagnosed to have the above-mentioned disease should pay attention of
the occurrence of Polycystic Kidney Disease.
2. Those with repeated hematuria or slight proteinuria should take note of
the possibility of its appearance.
3. Discomfort in the waist and abdomen or hypertension caused by uncertain
reasons may also be signs of the disease.
4. People living in severely polluted environment or frequently dealing with
poisonous chemical substances (including Nephrotoxic medicines) or radials have
more possibilities of getting the disease than others who are not.
5. Overstrain, including excessive physical, physiological labor with lack of
exercise or improper exercise method, excessive sexual intercourse can also give
rise to the disease.
6. Emotional changes, especially long-term serious depression or fears.
In conclusion, Polycystic Kidney Disease is inherited but can be induced and
exacerbated by acquired causes both from the body itself and the surroundings.
Therefore, patients with the disease should avoid the inducing factors and pay
close attention to changes of the body. In time of appearance of symptoms such
as backache, abdominal pains, hematuria, hypertension accompanied by headache or
dizziness, frequency of micturition, urgent urination, go for further
examination and treatment to prevent the condition from getting worse.