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Kidney Failure​

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common inherited cause of kidney failure in adults. This genetic condition causes the development of cysts from the nephrons. Cysts are abnormal pouches containing fluid. Eventually, the cysts replace normal kidney tissue and the person with this condition suffers kidney failure.

Signs & Symptoms

Dull pain at the side of
the abdomen and back

Blood in urine

Frequent urinary
tract infection

Upper abdominal
discomfort (liver and pancreatic cysts)

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Other Common Kidney Diseases

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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) strives to be an advocate and integrator for kidney health and holistic care for the community by the community. While supporting kidney failure patients with quality dialysis treatment and integrated care, its greater mission lies in preventing or delaying kidney failure through kidney health education with deeper integration into the community and strategic collaborative partnerships.
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