Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD is one of the most common life threatening genetic diseases. PKD causes fluid filled cysts form in the kidneys and destroy them resulting in kidney failure. A healthy kidney is about the size of your fist. PKD kidneys can grow larger than a football and weigh 10 to 20 lbs each! There are approximately 12.5 million people worldwide that have PKD. It affects more people than Muscular Dystrophy, Cycle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis,  Downs Syndrome combined!

Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD is one of the most common life threatening genetic diseases. PKD causes fluid filled cysts form in the kidneys and destroy them resulting in kidney failure. A healthy kidney is about the size of your fist. PKD kidneys can grow larger than a football and weigh 10 to 20 lbs each! There are approximately 12.5 million people worldwide that have PKD. It affects more people than Muscular Dystrophy, Cycle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Downs Syndrome combined!

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy... signs and symptoms...

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Interpreting Medicine Visually: Gender Genes (ex: Muscular Dystrophy). Interpreting the concept of gender/sex linked recessive or dominant or traits can be shown in quite efficiently if set up correctly.

X-linked recessive pattern of inheritance

Diseases inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern mostly affect males, because a second X chromosome usually protects females from showing symptoms.

When you’re told your child has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy—a fatal disease with no known cure—your world turns upside down. Read this family's story.

How to Cope with a Son's Diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

When you’re told your child has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy—a fatal disease with no known cure—your world turns upside down.

How well do you know Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)? When you look at the numbers, DMD is more common than you might think, having a similar incidence rate as cystic fibrosis (CF) in males. Talk with your healthcare provider about genetic carrier screening. All tests are not the same. If you would like to have carrier screening for duchenne muscular dystrophy, ask your healthcare provider if the carrier screening test they are recommending includes this serious genetic disorder.

Are you screening for Cystic Fibrosis? If so, you should be screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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