PKD

On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. There is no treatment for the disease so [...]

By selby1 • March 26, 2018

I met Dr. Rastogi years ago at a PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) awareness event, and it was clear from the start that he cared deeply for his patients. Dr. Rastogi has helped me enroll in multiple PKD clinical trials and manage my PKD, and over the years, he has always [...]

By simonlewissimonlewis • September 7, 2017

“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ‘Does this have too much sodium? Does this have too much potassium?’ Most people don’t have to think about whether they’re drinking too much orange [...]

By uclahealth • November 6, 2015

“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at the time said it was no big deal. My mom and I went home and researched it. It felt like I won the lottery from [...]

By uclahealth • October 6, 2015

Elaine Levy found out she had stage 4 polycystic kidney disease after getting a CAT scan of her lungs. She recalls, “They said, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, you have bi-­lateral PKD.’ I said, ‘That’s okay, I feel fine,’ not knowing exactly what it was I had. Of course, after I [...]

By uclahealth • September 11, 2015