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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 People with PKD Eat Garlic

2014-02-11 09:37

Garlic is very common in daily life. It is considered as a healthy food. As we all know, eating garlic properly has a lot of benefits of our body. Can people with PKD eat garlic? Let’s find the answer if you are interested.

The benefits of garlic:

Good seasoning

It is widely known that garlic is a treasure in daily life. As a flavoring, garlic can make the food be more delicious.

More potential medicinal value


Modern science has shown that garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic. It has the functions of fighting bacterium and diminishing inflammation.

Prevention of cancer and other diseases

Garlic contains germanium and selenium, both of which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

At the same time, it also can resist blood pressure, relieve cold symptoms such as fever, cough and nasal congestion. In a certain distent, it can help the patients enhance the ability of resisting disease and improve immune system .

Side effects of garlic

While, every coin has it’s two sides. Nothing is perfect. The garlic is no exception. Generally speaking, garlic is beneficial for most cases with diseases. However, not all cases goes for the use of garlic. In some cases of PKD, garlic may cause side effects, such as muscle aches, dizziness, loss of appetite and fatigue etc. So it is not good for patients with PKD.

Aside from this, as a spicy food, raw garlic is very strong, so eating too much could produce problems like the irritation or damage of digestive tract.

Diet is very important for treating disease. So paying attention to diet may can play a helpful role in treating disease. Would you like to learn more information about garlic and PKD? Welcome to send an email to You are surely to get the instant answer.

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