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What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease

What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic kidney disease or PKD is a genetic condition, meaning that it is caused by some genetic factors. This disorder leads to the growth of fluid-filled cysts inside your kidneys. Those elements make this organ increase in size. Over time, it eventually damages the basic building tissue and impairs kidney functions. Polycystic kidney disease is a major risk factor of chronic kidney disease, which can cause end-stage renal disease or kidney failure. People with this condition might also have cysts in other organs, especially the liver. [1]