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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.

Kidney Cyst and Exercise

2013-11-05 11:29

Kidney Cyst and ExerciseRegular exercise can help patients with kidney cyst to stay fit. However, not all exercise can be their choices, because certain exercise may drive them to a dangerous condition, which may cause cyst burst.

What benefits can you get from regular exercise?

For patients with kidney cyst, they are suggested to take regular exercise to manage a better condition.

- strengthen your bones

- alleviate your stress and your life quality

- lower high blood pressure

- lower your blood sugar level

- reduce your fatigue

- good control of body weight

- slow down the progression of your kidney cyst

- lower the cholesterol levels and decrease the risk to develop heart problems

When kidney cysts are larger than 3cm, you are at a higher risk to develop kidney damage. Kidneys work to remove the waste products in the bod and clean the blood. When kidneys are damaged, toxins will build up in the blood and cause many symptoms, which means patients may feel tiredness.

You are suggested to take regular exercise to prevent further symptoms and complications.

What Are the Suggested Exercise for Patients with Kidney Cysts?

Kidney cysts patients are suggested to take the mild and not-connecting-with-waist exercise, such as walking, swimming, bicycling, skiing, aerobic dancing or any other activities in which you don’t need to move large muscle groups strenuously. In addition, low-level strengthening exercises are recommended for it shows no strenuous effects on your cysts.

The following exercises are suggested to avoid, if you happen to be a person with kidney cyst.

- golf

- wrestling

- sumo

- rugby

If you plan to take exercise for your kidney cyst, you are suggested to consult your doctor who will help make a exercise programme based on your own conditions. You can leave a message below and get personalized suggestions from our experts.

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