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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.

What Exercise Will Harm Renal Cyst

2014-06-28 03:24

What Exercise Will Harm Renal CystPatients with renal cyst should be very careful when they decide to take certain exercise, because if the cyst is too large, it will be easy to rupture when receive pressure from outside. This article is an overview of what exercise will harm and benefit renal cyst.

Exercise that will harm renal cyst

Generally, except strong activities, patients with kidney cyst can choose exercise freely. However, what kind of exercise patients can take should be based on the size of renal cysts. There are such following situations:

1. Cysts with size of less than 40mm:

If the kidney cyst is less than 40mm, it is still safe for patients to do exercise. Even though there is pressure between the cysts, it is not so high and some safe exercise is allowed. Yet, exercise that will involve crashes such as basketball and football are dangerous.

2. Cysts with size of more than 40mm

Single cyst that is more than 40mm is rather dangerous, patients should be very careful not to make their kidney area to be compressed.

3. Hematuria period

If the cyst is too big and causes blood in urine, patients have to try not to do some bending movements, so even some gentle exercise like Yoga and Pilates is not OK.

Exercise that benefits renal cyst

Since exercise is good for enhancing the immunity, doing some safe exercise is wonderful. Generally, patients with renal cyst can do some gentle exercises like Tai Chi, walking, jogging, swimming and riding, etc. These soft exercises can help promote blood circulation and enhance the patients’s physical heath. Sometimes, aerobic dancing is also a good choice.

The above is just a part of choices of exercise that patient with renal cyst can or cannot do. If you have some other hobbies, bu you are not sure you can take it, you can ask our doctor online or leave a message below. You’d better give us a detail description of your illness condition.

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