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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.

Can I Drink Grape Wine with PKD

2014-02-04 17:25

Can I Drink Grape Wine with PKDWe all know that the restriction of diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) patients is very strict. They should pay more attention to the foods and drinks in daily life than normal. Then, many patients will ask: can I drink grape wine with PKD?

In general, grape wine has some benefits. It can decrease the permeability of blood vessel wall to prevent arteriosclerosis. It can let up the risk of experiencing heart disease and can prevent some other diseases happening. Many women love to drink it because it has the function of maintaining beauty and keeping young.

It’s OK to drink a little grape wine for PKD patients who have no obvious high blood pressure. But for patients whose blood pressure is high, grape wine is not good to their kidney condition.

※ Drinking grape wine increases the blood pressure. PKD is a inborn disease manifested as various of cysts grown on the kidney. The enlarged kidney cysts will lead to renal ischemia and damage kidney functions and increase blood pressure. It’s difficult to control the high blood pressure with PKD if you drink too much grape wine.

※ It’s widely known that grape wine contains alcohol which does harm to the kidney. It can affect the balance of nitrogen and stimulate the production of active protein. This will increase the burden to the kidney and the condition may be more serious for PKD patients whose kidney functions have been damaged.

※ Alcohol is also bad for other organs apart from the kidney. It’s reported that liquor is the second factor that harms to the health of people. It can cause liver cirrhosis, anemia, dyspepsia and malnutrition. These are the harms that alcohol brings to people and it is impossible to provide a healthy peripheral environment to PKD treatment under this condition.

Can I drink grape wine with PKD? I believe you have known the answer. If you want to know more information about grape wine and your PKD disease, send an email to and contact us. Keep healthy, please balance the condition of your disease and drink a proper number of grape wine. Your kidney will give you an enjoyable life.

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