Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) complications
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Complications could include:

  • Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body's tissues.
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, and other serious health problems. Left untreated, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and vital organs.
  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
  • A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) study is an X-ray procedure that assesses the organs of the urinary system and gastrointestinal system.
  • Kidney stones are solid masses of crystalized calcium or other substances that originate in the kidneys but can pass through the urinary tract. The greatest risk factor is making less than one liter of urine per day.
  • A urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is a fairly common condition. According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing House (NKUDIC), approximately three percent of children in the United States get a UTI each year ...
  • UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.
  • In end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys are functioning below 10 percent of their normal function.
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