Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop mainly in your kidneys. Cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing water-like fluid. The cysts in different sizes, when they accumulate more fluid, they can grow very large.
Although kidneys usually are the most severely affected organs, polycystic kidney disease can cause cysts to develop in your liver and other place in your body. The disease causes a variety of serious complications.
High blood pressure is a common complication of polycystic kidney disease. Kidney failure is another common problem for people with polycystic kidney disease.
Polycystic kidney disease varies greatly in its severity, and some complications are preventable. Lifestyle changes and medical treatments may help to reduce damage to your kidneys from complications, such as high blood pressure and some other complications.