Kidney Disease Outline

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Kidney Disease I. Introduction Description of the disease Your kidneys are a two bean shape organs that are located in the lower back that play a more important role in your overall health than you may realize. You kidneys are filtration system, cleaning waste and extra fluids from your body and producing and balancing chemicals that are necessary for your body to function. Understanding your kidneys and following your kidney diet, by not smoking may help your kidneys better function and longer. These renal of the kidney cysts are filled with fluid and formed by individual nephrons, the subunits of the kidney. People with PKD may also have cysts in the liver, pancreas and other organs. About 10 to 15 percent may have swellings in the walls of blood vessels in the brain (called aneurysms). In time, virtually all of the nephrons of either kidneys either become cystic or are compressed, distorted and rendered increasingly ineffective by the pressure of adjacent cysts. In the process, both kidneys enlarge to three or four times the normal size, while function decreases.The patient is unaware of the disease unless…show more content…
Men and women are affected equally, and about 500,000 Americans have PKD. Autosomal dominant PKD is the most common inherited disease in the United States. People get the disease from a parent who has PKD. If one parent has autosomal dominant PKD, each child has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the disease. In autosomal recessive PKD, parents may have no symptoms but still carry a recessive gene for the disease. If both parents have this recessive gene, one-fourth of the children can inherit the disease. Lifestyle choices you can make in your life to decrease your modifiable risk factors for this disease Lifestyle Choices for Those with Chronic Kidney Disease and how to decrease your modifiable risk factors for this

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