What is polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder that causes many cysts to develop in the kidney and other organs. Cysts cause the kidney to enlarge, which results in the reduction of kidney function.

Polycystic kidney disease symptoms.

PKD can affect patients of all ages but is more common in people over age 30.

Diagnosing polycystic kidney disease at Dallas Nephrology Associates.

At Dallas Nephrology Associates, our kidney doctors can use a variety of tests to evaluate suspected polycystic kidney disease and determine the extent of kidney disease. We primarily use ultrasound, which is reliable, noninvasive and inexpensive, to determine if you have PKD. On occasion, our nephrologists may order a CT or MRI scan.

Treating polycystic kidney disease in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Early diagnosis and treatment of polycystic kidney disease is important. The kidney doctors at Dallas Nephrology Associates can help to delay progression of polycystic kidney disease, including the use of new FDA-approved treatments.

Want to know more about chronic kidney disease?

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For advanced, effective care for polycystic kidney disease in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, call Dallas Nephrology Associates at 877-654-3639 or reach us using our convenient online form.