Can Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) be inherited certainly? Simply, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a kind of hereditary disease indeed. It can be inherited, but not with 100% possibility. The hereditary feature of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can be introduced as follows:
Firstly, both male and female can get this disease with equal incidence.
Secondly, if one of parents has Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), each of their
children may get this disease at the possibility of 50%, and this number will
increase to 75% if both parents have this disease. Thirdly, children who do not
have this disease do not carry cyst gene. Even when they marry opposite sex
person who do not have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), their children will not
get this disease, so do their skipped generation. Patients who get this disease
through gene mutation instead of parent gene are rarely seen.
Actually, some people have a familial history of Polycystic Kidney Disease
(PKD), but they are not tested out this disease when they are more than 20 years
old. Most people are confused by this condition. Does it mean these people do
not inherit this disease and even in the future they will not get this disease?
In fact, it is not correct. Because Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) usually
happens when patients are 30 to 50 years old, and maybe few cases are earlier.
So as for people who have a familial history of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD),
they should go to hospital for body check regularly. Once abnormality is found
through Type-B Ultrasonic examination, patients should accept treatment
Clinical evidence shows that: the key of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
aggravation is that this disease is not controlled effectively in the early
stage. As long as patients accept proper treatment actively, Polycystic Kidney
Disease (PKD) patients can have a longer life even with disease.