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Polycystic kidney disease, adult type

Polycystic kidney disease, adult type: Introduction

Polycystic kidney disease, adult type: A rare condition where cysts in the kidney grow and cause the kidney to become larger and reduce it's ability to function. PKD 2 is an autosomal dominant form of the disease and differs from PKD 1 in that it is less severe and is caused by a mutation in a different gene. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Polycystic kidney disease, adult type is available below.

Symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease, adult type

Treatments for Polycystic kidney disease, adult type

  • Treatment of polycystic kidney disease is dependant upon the severity of the kidney damage, the age of the patient, and any other health problems that the patient might have. Treatments include:
    • Observation - for patients with no hypertension and normal renal function
    • Aggressive management of high blood pressure - helps slow progression of renal disease. ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARB's (Angiotensin II receptor blockers) are considered first line therapy
    • Avoidance of medications that may contribute to further renal damage - NSAID's, IV contrast
    • Smoking cessation - people who continue to smoke progress to end stage renal failure sooner
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