CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
With the diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease PKD we are also told that we have Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD. Chronic Kidney Disease is defined as a GFR of 59 and lower. Some have this test done as a creatinine clearance. Others get an iothalmate clearance.
If there are family members who do not wish to have MRI testing for PKD until they are in their 30's, some tests that can be done to check on kidney functioning are frequent blood pressure checks and a urine check to determine if there is protein or blood in the urine. If these are positive, with a family history of PKD, it is likely that one has inherited ADPKD. Blood pressure checks can be found for free at certain pharmacies, drug stores, and markets. Health fares offer urine checks for deeply discounted prices or sometimes even for free.
The sooner treatment is begun to lower blood pressure, better future health outcomes are predicted. 40% of individuals diagnosed with ADPKD never need dialysis or a transplant. ADPKD has been diagnosed as early as in utero and Caroli's often associated with Autosomal Reccesive Polycystic Kidney Disease has been seen in one case study associated with ADPKD, the dominant form.
|1||Slight Kidney Damage||> 90|
|5||Kidney failure||< 15|
Hormones Kidney Produce
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Kt/V is a tool used by nephrologists to determine the adequacy of dialysis treatment. This calculator uses the Daugirdas II equation for Single Pool (spKt/V), the Leypoldt equation for Equilibrated Double Pool (eKt/V) and the Leypoldt equation for Standard (stdKt/V) calculations.