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    Understanding Kidney Disease

    Understanding Kidney Disease -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Disease?

    Early detection is the first step in treating chronic kidney disease. The symptoms of kidney disease may include:

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    Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) causes a lot of fluid-filled sacs, called cysts, to grow in your kidneys. The cysts keep your kidneys from working like they should. That can cause health problems like high blood pressure, infections, and kidney stones. It can also cause kidney failure, although that doesn't happen to everyone. You can have ADPKD and not know it for many years. It’s often called “adult PKD,” because the symptoms don't usually appear until people reach ages 30...

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    See Your Doctor About Kidney Disease If:

    You experience any of these symptoms, which could be a warning sign of kidney disease. Unfortunately, some people have no symptoms of chronic kidney disease until the majority of kidney function is lost; that is why prevention -- through diet, exercise, and medication -- is key.

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    Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein, MD on March 18, 2015
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