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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a hereditary disease where the sufferer develops multiple cysts in their kidneys that can lead to kidney failure, affecting over half a million Americans. Symptoms are vague and include lethargy, urinary frequency, hematuria (blood in the urine), urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stone formation and headaches. It cannot be prevented, but the progression of cyst formation can be delayed with changes to a persons lifestyle.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Yakima Herald Republic
About: Cystic kidneys a common genetic disease
Date: 6 September 2005
Source: Yakima Herald Republic
Author: Chhun Sun
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