Polycystic Kidney Disease
Key facts about Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Polycystic Kidney Disease is hereditary in almost all cases
- There are 3 types of Polycystic Kidney Disease (2 hereditary and 1 non hereditary)
- No Western Drugs can treat the disease
- Polycystic Kidney Disease is not a new disease
A person is considered to have polycystic kidney disease when cysts form on the kidneys eventually causing kidney damage.
This is not a new disease and there are currently no effective western treatments for polycystic kidney disease. The first documented case of Polycystic Kidney disease occurred in the 1500s.
Polycystic Kidney Disease is truly a nonbiased disease. It can occur at any age, is not gender specific, nor is it ethnically specific. Polycystic kidney disease is the most common of all genetic diseases
Polycystic Kidney Disease comes in three forms. Two of these forms are hereditary, Autosomal Dominant and Autosomal Recessive. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is the most common of all genetic diseases and comprises 90% of all polycystic kidney disease cases. The other hereditary form is Autosomal Recessive and occurs very early in life. The last form of Polycystic Kidney Disease is Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease and typically develops in people that have had kidney problems for a long time, especially those that have kidney failure or are on dialysis.
Those that suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease often develop cysts in other parts of their bodies. One of the most common other places for cysts to develop is the liver. Fortunately these cysts do not cause the same extent of damage as those that form on the kidneys.