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The Relationship Between Polycystic Kidney Disease and Brain Aneurysms



An article from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation



Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that affects the kidneys. It causes cysts to grow on the kidneys, which can damage the organs and lead to kidney failure. PKD can also increase the risk of developing brain aneurysms.


Brain aneurysms are weak spots in the walls of blood vessels in the brain. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can cause a stroke, which can be fatal.


The article discusses the risk factors for brain aneurysms in people with PKD, as well as the symptoms of brain aneurysms. It also includes information on how to get involved with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.


If you have PKD, it is important to talk to your doctor about your risk of brain aneurysms. Your doctor can monitor you for signs of an aneurysm and recommend treatment options if necessary.



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