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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.

Yoga and Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-22 15:20

Yoga and Polycystic Kidney DiseaseNow, yoga has become one popular exercise, and many people with Polycystic Kidney Disease also pretty love it. However, their doctor always remind them of avoiding strenuous exercise. Is yoga available for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

Learn more about yoga

Yoga is honored as a mind-body type of alternative medicine practice. With different styles, forms and intensities, yoga can bring many health benefits for various people.

- Help manage some chronic diseases: Through boosting people’s immune system and regulating the balance in internal environment, yoga is able to help reduce the risk for some chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, depression and insomnia.

- Reduce mental stress: For people with chronic disease, they are more likely to have mental stress. Yoga is often used to alleviate these people’s stress, because it can help control their breath and shift their attention.

- Improve healthy fitness: Practicing yoga regularly is a good way to achieve the improvement of balance and flexibility, so people are less likely to injury themselves in their daily activities.

Can people with Polycystic Kidney Disease do yoga?

Different from other chronic kidney disease, PKD is characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts developing in kidneys. As fluid fills in these cysts continuously, some of them will become easy to rupture, resulting in severe complications or even to threaten patients’ life.

During the yoga practice, people need to do many bending and stretching motions. If the person has large PKD cyst, these motions must be something he/she has to avoid. This is because they can cause pressure on the kidney area and kidney cyst rupture.

Summary

Even though yoga is so beneficial, it isn’t helpful for every person. If you have Polycystic Kidney Disease, remember that choosing one suitable sport and making a scientific exercise plan is best for you.

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