Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic condition in which sac-like membranes called cyst may appear at the lining of the kidney. It is passed from one generation in the family to another with the help of mutation genes carried by the parents. We carry two specimens of genes, one from each of our parents and PKD is caused by an abnormality in the mutation of genes called PKD1 and PKD2. A child or the victim must get one or both of these faulty genes from the parents to have PKD. In order to diagnose whether you can beat the risk of PKD, you need to undergo genetic testing for polycystic kidney disease.

What is genetic testing?

Genetic testing specifies the genetic condition of the members of the family. It is not typically psychological counseling but involves testing for the gene fault.  Ultrasound scans, renal functional tests, blood pressure, blood sugar are some of the tests that may be performed by your kidney specialist or your GP.

How genetic testing for polycystic kidney disease is useful?

Genetic testing for polycystic kidney disease is normally done to diagnose the PKD but, if you are already at the risk then, an ultrasound of the abdomen is done to check for the presence of a cyst in the kidney. This is because cyst in the kidney can be detected at the initial stage through an ultrasound. Genetic testing for polycystic kidney disease is useful in the following situations:
  • A patient has no symptoms of PKD and doctors are uncertain of your diagnostics.
  • You have Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and a family member of yours is planning to donate a kidney to you.
  • It is important to know you have a kidney cyst when planning to have children.
Who can go for genetic testing? Genetic testing for polycystic kidney disease is not meant for the general public and can be only be initiated for:
  • Only those with a family history of polycystic kidney cyst
  • Those showing signs and symptoms of kidney cyst

Signs of polycystic kidney disease

The symptoms of PKD do not become visible until the patient reaches age 35. However, the symptoms that should not be ignored are:
  • Back or side pain
  • Increased size of the abdomen due
  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • The presence of blood in the urine
  • Infections in the kidneys
  • Fluttering in the chest
Polycystic kidney disease treatment in Ayurveda is all about working on the signs and causes of kidney cyst so that the inheritance can be stopped at this stage only and further generations can be prevented from having this health condition.

Get Ayurvedic PKD treatment

Karma Ayurveda is an ayurvedic kidney care institution based in Delhi that offers ayurvedic medicines and diet plan for improving the health of the kidney. The sacred herbs from nature are solely used in the ayurvedic medicines prepared by Doctor Puneet Dhawan after a patient is diagnosed with genetic testing for polycystic kidney disease. The treatment is completely reliable, helps to rejuvenate the damaged cells in the body while not leaving any harmful effects on the patient. If you or anyone in your family needs ayurvedic treatment for kidney improvement then, reach us!

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