Polycystic Kidney Disease

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What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

A genetic disorder characterized by cysts in the kidneys. The more common type is autosomal dominant trait and usually appears at middle age. Patients with the autosomal recessive trait type present with progressive renal failure early in life.

What is it like to have Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Paroxetine, Escitalopram, Clonazepam
Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), Pregabalin
Amitriptyline, Clonazepam, Zolpidem
Folic Acid, Amantadine, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Escitalopram, Bupropion, Citalopram

What do patients take to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease and its symptoms?


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Who has Polycystic Kidney Disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 380 patients have this condition
  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 137 say Polycystic Kidney is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 18
30s 45
40s 83
50s 121
60s 59
70+ 9


Distribution of females vs. males

66% Females
34% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 30
20-29 years 33
30-39 years 26
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 162
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from Polycystic Kidney patients who have completed their condition history
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