Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Affect Pregnancy

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Affect Pregnancy

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Affect Pregnancy

Can I have a baby? This is the common question posed by women with Polycystic Kidney Disease. As the genetic disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease always affects people’s life directly or indirectly. As to women, whether they can give a birth to is the problem they care the most. Well then, can woman with Polycystic Kidney Disease be pregnant at all?In general, if woman with Polycystic Kidney Disease have no high blood pressure, massive proteinuria and damages of renal function, then they are able to give a birth to and their disease will not be aggravated at the same time. Even though women with Polycystic Kidney Disease have the chance to be pregnant, during the period of pregnancy, they should attach importance to the following several points.First of all, women with Polycystic Kidney Disease should make their decision to have a baby after their illness condition is more stable. According to the clinical observation, if women with Polycystic Kidney Disease get their disease controlled before they give a birth to, then the heredity rate will be decreased greatly. Moreover, it also is benefits for their disease.Secondly, during the pregnancy period, women withPolycystic Kidney Disease should do examination regularly. The examination includes both tests on their disease and their baby. While do examination about the baby, if there are some abnormalities which means the baby was shown to have Polycystic Kidney Disease, then the parents should choose the proper way of termination of pregnancy.Thirdly, due to the hereditary character of Polycystic Kidney Disease, after the baby is born, the examination on baby should be continuous. Usually, the examination should be done once a half year.

Some women suffer from autosomal recessive PKD, which is a rare, inherited form of the disease. The cause is believed to be a genetic flaw. Parents without signs of the disease can have a baby who suffers from it, if both parents carry the abnormal gene. If only one parent carries the gene, the baby is safe but could act as a carrier and pass the gene to his or her own children .

Polycystic kidney disease causes the kidneys to lose their ability to rid the blood of wastes and keep your body’s chemicals and fluids balanced. Cysts grow and put pressure on other parts of the kidneys, resulting in high blood pressure and uremia, a condition of toxic levels of waste. As the disease progresses, the result may be end-stage renal failure. Pregnant women with polycystic kidney disease must be constantly monitored by their physician.


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