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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.

Is Orange Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2014-01-19 16:29

Is Orange Good For Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsRecently, one of the most popular questions is that is orange good for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

Honestly speaking, for all the similar questions, we can not offer an exact answer because we know a little about your specific illness conditions. If you are indeed a orange lover but suffering from polycystic kidney disease, please type your illness condition on the service box, after careful analysis, our nephrologists will reply you soon.

Generally speaking, if you don’t have specifical condition, eating a right amount orange will benefits your health a lot.

1. Supply enough vitamin C

As we all know vitamin C is an essential nutrient whether for a healthy people or a PKD patient for the purpose of keeping the normal circulation of body. Besides, according to some studies, vitamin C also good for helping protect the kidney function and increasing the kidney filtrating rate.

2. Help lower high blood pressure

In clinic, high blood pressure is one of the common symptoms for PKD, sometimes, it can cause further kidney damage. Orange contains hesperidin which can help strength the toughness of blood vessels and extend blood vessels. In view of this, PKD patients are allowed to eat some oranges.

3. Improve appetite and alleviate fatigue

Loss of appetite, fatigue, back pain, nausea, etc are the common symptoms for PKD patients. It is proved that eating a right amount of orange is very beneficial for all of these symptoms.

However, not every patient with PKD are allowed to eat orange. The reason may attribute to the high potassium level contained in it. If this level rises rapidly, various severe risks like arrhythmia and myasthenia may occur. So if you happen to be a PKD patient and also have high potassium level, orange is not recommended.

In conclusion, is orange good for polycystic kidney disease patients should depend on patients’ own illness condition. If you still have unclear questions, please contact us immediately, we will try our best to help you.

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