What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a kidney disorder in which numerous cysts are formed in the kidneys. In such disorder inflammation of the kidneys occur because of the fluid buildup in these cysts. It destroys the normal functioning of kidneys which further leads to kidney failure in extreme cases if not tackled in time. It is a chronic and serious disorder which if not treated in time can destroy kidneys in the long run. In Polycystic Kidney Disease due to fluid build-up in the cysts formed in kidneys it causes kidney enlargement as well. When the kidneys stay enlarged for a longer period of time they slowly start disrupting and their ability to function appropriately gets affected and totally shuts down the organ leading to death of several patients unless a proper kidney transplant is done. These cysts should be dealt with as early as possible in order to avoid serious issues in the long run. Doctors recommend a regular check-up after the onset of first cyst. Affected patients should be careful and reduce the water intake in order to reduce the chances of severe inflammation.