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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.

How to Live Healthy With Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-09-27 16:08

How to Live Healthy With Polycystic Kidney Disease As an inherited disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease is mainly characterized by numerous cysts in the kidneys. Until now, there is no treatment for this disease. But they still can do something in daily life to control the progression of this disease. Then what can patients do to live healthy with this disease?

Healthy diet plan

As a factor to delay the progression of PKD, healthy diet play a significant role in the whole treatment. Generally they are suggested to avoid the following foods:

Fermented foods, spicy foods and the internal organs of animals. In addition, they should quit drinking, because alcohol can stimulate the growth of cysts.

Suggested foods: high-quality protein foods, such as milk, egg, lean meat are beneficial, but the quantity should not be that much.

Exercises for patients with PKD

Generally, exercises are helpful to improve health. But for patients with PKD, they are not suggested to take strenuous exercises, such as football, basketball, boxing and so on. Because these physical activities may lead to the rupture or bleeding of cysts, which may cause further damage to the kidneys.

In normal condition, they are suggested to take moderate exercises. Such as walking and jogging.

Proper weight

Controlling weight at a normal range can be helpful for the protection of renal function. Because overweight may elevate blood pressure and lead to the changes of hormone, which may accelerate the progression of PKD to some extent.

If you are trying to obey any slimming program, consult with our online doctor and they will provide you a satisfied answer.

The above contents are suggestions on how to live healthy with Polycystic Kidney Disease, if you are troubled by this disorder, remember effective treatments are the key. Any doubts about the treatments, email Best wishes!

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