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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.

I Have PKD, Can I Drink Coffee

2014-02-13 17:28

I Have PKD, Can I Drink CoffeeCoffee as a common drink, has always been loved by many people especially the young. Drinking coffee is good for our health. But you may wonder: I have PKD, can I drink coffee? OK, let’s find this answer together.

The benefits of coffee are just as follows:

First, by drinking coffee, it can relax and refresh you to make you have a good mood in a day.

Second, coffee can help you fight against some serious PKD complications such as cardiovascular disease.

Third, it can control your weight to make you become more slim.

But every thing has it’s two sides. Coffee is no exception. It has some side effects for PKD patients.

Accelerate the growing rate of polycystic cysts. Everybody knows, coffee is rich in caffeine, which can stimulate the cystic protein and promote their to grow.

Aggravate the hypertension. Drinking coffee have a bad influence on injured kidney and make the condition worse.

Cause osteoporosis

Drinking a lot of coffee for a long time will cause severe loss of calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis. So a large number of PKD people who often drink coffee say they are diagnosed with osteoporosis.

From the above information, we are clear that drinking coffee has many benefits for our body. But we should realize that it has many disadvantages and is bad for PKD patients. So if you are a lover of coffee, you would better consult your doctor to make sure whether you can drink coffee or not.

In addition, here are some tips for PKD patients

Patients also should pay attention to the balance of diet, do exercise regularly and prevent the cold in daily life. In a word, a comprehensive treatment is very important.

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