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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.

Is Ghee Good or Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-02-23 15:45

Is Ghee Good or Bad for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseGhee, is a source of vitamins A, D, E, and K. For normal people, we can benefits a lot from it. But is ghee good or bad for polycystic kidney disease?

As a dairy product like butter, ghee is derived from animals such as cows, and goats fat. Ghee has lots of dietary fats (mostly saturated fats) that can help our body absorb and make use of these vitamins. So it belongs to the high fat and protein food.

But as for polycystic kidney disease patients, eating the food rich in high fat will have a side effect on the kidney. Look at the following.

Pose a heavy burden to kidney.

If you have polycystic kidney disease, you should avoid some high protein food like ghee. Because it will produce nitrogen metabolites in the body, increasing pressure on renal excretion.

Lead to some severe complications

Patients with PKD should keep a low-fat diet. Taking too much high fat foods like ghee will cause some complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, etc.

Therefore, it is not a good thing for polycystic kidney disease patients to consume.

Other foods should be avoided for PKD patients

1. Fermentation foods such as fermented bean curd, rotten eggs. These fermented foods will accelerate the growth of cyst.

2. Alcoholic food especially liquor. It can stimulate the kidneys. Patients with polycystic kidney disease should quit it.

3. Some high protein food like soybeans, tofu, etc.

4. Limit the intake of chocolate, coffee, and some animal innards kind of food.

A proper diet can help us prevent the further worsening of condition and slow down the disease progression. If you would like to know more detailed advice of diet in polycystic kidney disease, feel free to contact with our experts or email us to They will give you the instant answer.

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