Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a disorder in which clusters of cysts – noncancerous round sacs filled with fluid -- develop within your kidneys, according to the Mayo Clinic.


While the kidneys are usually the most severely affected organs, other organs can be affected, such as your liver, according to the Mayo Clinic.


High blood pressure can be a common complication of PKD. According to the Mayo Clinic, PKD can also lead to kidney failure.


The Mayo Clinic states that lifestyle changes and medical treatments can help reduce damage to your kidneys.