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With PKD Connect, no one will ever face polycystic kidney disease alone. Because patients, family and loved ones will always be connected to others who understand firsthand what you’re going through. Whether you are looking for information, resources or just a shoulder to lean on, PKD Connect gives you the support to keep hope within reach.

JUST DIAGNOSED

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a chronic, genetic disease (most often passed from an affected parent to their child) causing uncontrolled growth of cysts in the kidney eventually leading to kidney failure. It affects all racial and ethnic groups equally.

LIVING WITH PKD

If you or someone you care about living with PKD, some of your top priorities are to maintain a high quality of life and manage the disease. This means having a well-balanced diet, staying physically active, learning how to manage pain and finding effective ways to communicate with your health care team.

TRANSPLANTATION

With more than 100,000 people waiting for a kidney in the United States, it is important to educate yourself and your family about transplantation as early as possible so that you are prepared. There are many questions when it comes to transplantation.

TRANSPLANTATION

With more than 100,000 people waiting for a kidney in the United States, it is important to educate yourself and your family about transplantation as early as possible so that you are prepared. There are many questions when it comes to transplantation.

DIALYSIS

Dialysis is a kidney replacement option that does some of the things healthy kidneys do. It is needed when your own kidneys fail or can no longer function well enough to take care of your body’s needs. There are multiple types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

DIALYSIS

Dialysis is a kidney replacement option that does some of the things healthy kidneys do. It is needed when your own kidneys fail or can no longer function well enough to take care of your body’s needs. There are multiple types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.