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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Healthy Lifestyle for Patients with Kidney Cysts

2013-08-29 15:59

Healthy Lifestyle for Patients with Kidney CystsMost often, Kidney Cysts are benign and some patients can live out their entire lives without any symptoms. However, in advanced stage, some severe complications will occur.

In this situation, healthy lifestyle is needed to control the growth of renal cyst. And the following advices may be necessary.

Rational use of drugs

The rational use of drugs should be in accordance with the doctor’s advices and its own illness condition. After diagnosis, your doctors will provide you with a reasonable therapeutic regimen.

Positive attitude

Patients should realize that the occurrence of this disease is a combination of congenital factor and acquired environment. In this case, these factors are controllable and changeable. Being positive and optimistic are helpful to ease illness.

Pay attention to rest

Sufferers of Kidney Cysts should pay attention to rest, avoid strenuous physical activities and abdominal trauma. In order to prevent the cyst from rupture, patients should choose sling rather than a belt. Meanwhile, avoid all the nephrotoxic drugs. What’s more, review blood pressure, routine urine test, renal function and B ultrasound in half a year.

Healthy diet

Sufferers of this disorder should obey a low-salt and low-fat diet. Avoid eating the internal organs of animals, spicy foods and fermented foods as possible.

For patients who are experiencing severe kidney damage, they should avoid eating seafoods, fat meat, bean products to restrain from heavy burden of kidneys, which is beneficial to the recovery of the illness condition.

It is suggested that patients should follow the above advices and go to the hospital for a regular check and avoid missing the optimal treatment time. Take care!

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