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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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Diuretics (water pills) help increase the loss of water and salt from the body. Learn more, including types, examples, side effects, and risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • High blood pressure is often associated with few or no symptoms. Many people have it for years without knowing it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) study is an X-ray procedure that assesses the organs of the urinary system and gastrointestinal system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bacteria that enter the urethra are usually flushed out through urination. However, bacteria that aren't expelled out of the urethra can cause an infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn about different types and treatments of urinary tract infections, the risk factors, and prevention for both men and women.
    Source:HLCMS
  • In end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys are functioning below 10 percent of their normal function.
    Source:HLCMS
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