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What Can Cause Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2014-04-12 06:56

What Can Cause Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease, but not all the PKD are caused by gene. There are about 60% patients get PKD by gene and 40% PKD can be caused by other factors. In this article, we will talk about what can cause polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

1. Genetic inheritance

Genetic inheritance is the most common cause of PKD, which can be divided into two types: ADPKD and ARPKD. ADPKD is the most common one, and it often occurs in adults, and the genetic risk is 50% . ARPKD is a rare inherited one, it usually occurs in the earliest months of life or even in wombs.

2. Toxins

Toxins can also cause PKD. As we know, there are many toxins around us, such as pesticides, chemical agent, pollutions and radioactive rays. And these toxins will attack our body, and they can also cause gene mutation in body, which will cause PKD.

3. Infections

Infection is also a primary reason that can cause PKD. As we know, the infection can affect the internal body circumstances. When people get infection, the body will defeat with it in a certain reactions, which can also cause gene mutation. When the infection caused in kidneys, it has a great chance of getting PKD.

4. Unhealthy diet or irregular diet

Diet plays an important role in our health, however, for modern people, they often have irregular diet or unhealthy diet, which can cause many bad diseases. And the imbalance eating will make people sick and get infections easily. In this condition, people may get PKD as well.

5. Overwork and high pressure in life

With the rapid development of society, people always have busy work and have no time to rest well. With the long term if overwork and high pressure in life, people also have a high risk of getting PKD.

From above, we can know the main causes of PKD. Except the inherent factor, most of the causes are related to bad habits in their daily life. So people need to change their lifestyle and keep a healthy one, which can reduce the high risk of PKD. Once they get PKD, they also need to have effective and prompt treatment, which can help make a good prognosis for them.

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