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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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease: How to Prevent Kidney Stones in Daily Life

2013-09-03 16:13

Polycystic Kidney Disease: How to Prevent Kidney Stones in Daily LifePolycystic Kidney Disease, also known as PKD, is a common hereditary disease. It is mainly characterized by different sizes of cysts. If not controlled well, in serious condition, it will develop into kidney failure.

As the disease progresses, it will lead to some symptoms. Such as, high blood pressure, back pain or abdominal pain, and kidney stones.

The goal of treating kidney stones are to remove the stones and maintain the urinary tract unobstructed and make the urinary system work normal.

Patients with this symptom are always confused about how to solve this problem. In daily life, the following suggestions can be helpful for them.

Low- salt diet

For patients with this disease, the intake of salt should be controlled at 2-3g/d.

Drinking more water

Drinking more water plays an important role in the prevention of kidney stones. As water can dilute the urine and prevent the accumulation of high concentration salts and minerals. The types of water should mainly for plain boiled water. Orange juice and watermelon are always better sources of drinking.

Proper exercises

Proper exercises are helpful to excreting little stones. Patients should not stay at home all day long, on the contrary, they should walk for a while and do some proper activities.

Except for the above contents, patients with this disease should not eat internal organs of animals and pay attention to rest and work. When the cysts grow too big, they should avoid any injuries and infections.

As we know, only depending the treatments are not enough. Actually, healthy lifestyle also plays an important role in the whole treatment. If you are a Polycystic Kidney Disease patient with kidney stones, feel free to consult our online doctor so that you can receive more detailed suggestions in time.

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