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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.

What Fruits And Vegetables PKD Patients Can Not Eat

2013-06-23 08:08

what fruits and vegetables PKD patients can not eatFruits and vegetables contains abundant nutritions and vitamin, so they are beneficial for our health. However, because of restrict diet limitation, there are some fruits and vegetables that PKD patients can not eat.

Fruits and vegetables that high in oxalic acid

PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients can not eat fruits and vegetables that high in oxalic acid which is a chemical compound found in certain vegetables. When kidney and livers function well, our body flush oxalic acid out of our body effectively, however, when kidney function is affected seriously, it will be harder for our kidneys to perform excretion function. Under such a condition, if we eat too much vegetables or fruits that high in oxalic acid, kidney burden will be increased, which is harmful for our kidney. Therefore, for PKD patients, they cannot eat fruits and vegetables that rich in oxalic acid. The major sources are spinach, rhubarb, beets, eggplants and cocoa.

Chickpeas and lentils

When our liver breaks down protein, it produces a waste product called urea. For PKD patients, impaired kidney can not discharge urea timely and effectively, leading to the high blood urea nitrogen which can cause many discomforts like itching skin, poor taste in mouth, nausea and vomiting in the morning and so on. Vegetables like chickpeas and lentils are high in protein and if PKD patients eat too much of them, urea level in the blood will increase. Therefore, it is better for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients to avoid, at least cut back, vegetables like chickpeas and lentils and so on. In daily life, they can ingest adequate high quality protein like fish and egg white.

Kola Nut

PKD patients can not eat fruits which contain caffeine which can stimulate cysts in kidney and make them enlarge quickly. Kola Nut contains abundant caffeine, so it is beneficial for PKD patients to avoid Kola Nut.

The above are the some vegetables and fruits that PKD patients can not eat. If you have any questions or there is anything unclear, please feel free to consult our experts online or leave message to us directly.

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