Genetic kidney diseases are those diseases that are inherited from parents. Some genetic diseases affect multiple organs, while the effect of other genetic diseases is confined only to the kidneys. Over 300 genetic disorders can affect the kidneys. The diagnosis of genetic diseases is made through genetic testing and the management depends upon the type and severity of the disease."Nephrology"
There is no cure for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. The doctor may prescribe certain treatment options to manage the symptoms. These include dialysis, antihypertensive medications, antibiotics for infection, and kidney transplant.
The most important risk factor for hereditary kidney disease is family history. However, other risk factors also increase the complications of hereditary kidney diseases. These include heart disease, diabetes, kidney infections, high blood pressure, and kidney stones.