Overview

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited kidney disorder. It causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. PKD may impair kidney function and cause kidney failure. According to the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM), PKD is the fo[read article]

Tests for Polycystic Kidney Disease

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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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MRI of Kidneys
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Ultrasound of Kidney
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An MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is a type of noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body. Unl...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiogra...  More
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X-rays are best known for their use in evaluating broken bones. However, they can also be used to look at different parts of the body. An intravenous pyelogram (IVP...  More
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A renal biopsy is a procedure used to extract kidney tissue for laboratory analysis. The word renal describes the kidneys. A renal biopsy is also called a kidney bi...  More
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Molecular Diagnostic Testing
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Medical Procedures for Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Cyst Drainage
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Renal Dialysis
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The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment used for people whose kidneys don't work proper...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Aspiration of Renal Cyst
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Prescribed Medications for Polycystic Kidney Disease

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ENALAPRIL (e NAL a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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CAPTOPRIL (KAP toe pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is used to treat heart damage after a heart a...  More
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RAMIPRIL (ra MI pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or other vascular event in people who are at high risk. It is al...  More
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LISINOPRIL (lyse IN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to protect the heart immedia...  More
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BENAZEPRIL (ben AY ze pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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FOSINOPRIL (foe SIN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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QUINAPRIL (KWIN a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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TRANDOLAPRIL (tran DOLE a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to treat patients who have heart failure fo...  More
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Diets for Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Low Protein Diet
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