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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, Should I Drink Milk

2014-02-17 16:37

I Have PKD, Should I Drink MilkIt is widely known that milk is loved by many people. Especially at breakfast, a glass of milk is a good choice for you. But you may want to know: i have PKD, should I drink milk? Now, follow me to find the correct answer. Please read on.

Here are some benefits of milk:

Rich in Various Nutrients.

Milk is like taking a liquid nutritional supplement. It is a good source of calcium and protein, riboflavin, potassium, vitamin B12, and other vitamins and minerals.

Promote Digestion and Absorption.

Milk is easy to be digestive and convenient to take. So drinking milk can help you digest and absorb effectively.

Promote Sound Sleep.

Drinking a cup of milk before going to bed, it can help you fall asleep quickly. So you do not have to be troubled by sleeplessness.

In addition, it has the functions such as skin whitening, anti-aging and skin moisten.

As a result, milk is loved by thousands of people.

Since milk has so many advantages, can PKD (polycystic kidney disease) patients drink milk? Well, the answer is different according to different conditions.

In the early stage of PKD, the kidney still can work normal, so the patients do not have to limit the milk intake.

However, with the persistent growth of cysts, they will compress the kidney tissues and kidney cells. And the kidney can not remove the excess phosphorus which can cause the loss of calcium in the bones, vitamin D metabolic disturbance, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Milk is rich in phosphorus, so PKD patients should avoid it in order to prevent the worse condition.

Through above the article, I am sure you have a clear understanding about should patients with PKD drink milk. If you are a lover of milk, you should better consult your doctor before drinking it. Any question about PKD diet? Welcome to email to We are waiting for you.

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