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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is Yoga Good for PKD Patients

2013-04-06 11:49

is yoga good for pkd patientsYoga is a common physical exercise, mental disciplines and spiritual disciplines and becomes more and more popular nowadays. It helps to increase immunity, improve digestive system, and strengthen cardiovascular system. Yoga has lots of health benefits; however, not everyone can do yoga. For PKD patients, they should be careful while choosing suitable physical exercises.

Yoga not only benefits our body, but also our mind. It contains different types like bikram yoga, power yoga and ashtanga yoga and so on. Some yoga postures are difficult and it is hard to finish it easily in some cases. Yoga indeed helps to improve our physical condition, but for PKD patients, they need to be extremely careful while doing yoga.

PKD is a genetic kidney disorder which can cause lots of cysts in kidney. These cysts enlarge over time and when they enlarge to a certain size, they rupture easily, which can lead to kidney infection, blood urine and peritonitis easily. Therefore, it is necessary for PKD patients to prevent kidney cyst rupture. Yoga is a systematic exercise and some of the postures in it need patients to twist their waist. When cysts in kidney becomes very large, they become rupture easily and in some cases, they may rupture just because of mild knock on kidney location. Therefore, it is very necessary for PKD patients to avoid some drastic physical movements in yoga.

For PKD patients, they should pay special attention while choosing physical exercises, as improper exercises will worsen their illness condition and push them to more serious conditions. To protect residual kidney function, PKD patients can try some mild physical exercises like Tai Ji, Qigong and walking which helps to improve their physical condition, and meanwhile cause no bad influence on kidney disease.

Lastly, yoga is good and beneficial, so people with small cysts in kidney can do yoga. However, for PKD patients with large cysts, it is extremely important for them to get the permission of their doctor while choosing physical exercises.

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