Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)


It is a genetically inherited kidney disease that causes multiple cysts to form in both kidneys.  Initial testing will involve radiological imaging, blood and urine tests.  PKD will cause kidney function to decline over time in varying rates among those with this condition.  Strict control of blood pressure and other methods can slow the size of cyst growth.  It is important to see a nephrologist to discuss methods for diagnosis and treatment of PKD. Read More..


To Learn more about kidney disease, so you can feel more in charge of your health and thrive, you can take a Kidney Care Education Class. The class covers:

  1. Symptoms and stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  2. Eating well with kidney disease
  3. Coping and getting support

Other Educational Resources:

National Kidney Disease Education Program

American Kidney Fund

UpToDate For Patients

Renal Research Institute

Polycystic Kidney disease Foundation

National Kidney Foundation