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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 Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Muskmelon

2014-02-26 14:53

an Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat MuskmelonMany people think that muskmelon has sweet taste but no nutrition. Actually, experts say muskmelon has a high nutritive value. Can Polycystic Kidney Disease patients eat muskmelon? Now, let’s find the answer together.

Muskmelon, also called pumpkin, pear melon, sweet melon or ripe melon. It mainly contains sugar, protein, fat, vitamin B, C, organic acid, carotene, phosphorus, sodium and other nutrients.

As a sweet fruit, muskmelon has some medicinal efficacy like clearing heat, relieving one's thirst, diuresis, protecting kidney and liver, reducing phlegm,etc. Also, melon seeds can treat lung abscess, cough, chronic bronchitis and vomiting.

But muskmelon belongs to cold fruit with high liquid content. So it is unfavorable for polycystic kidney disease patients especially who has swelling. Because eating too much muskmelon can dilute gastric juice, causing indigestion, abdominal pain or diarrhea.

Besides, patients with polycystic kidney disease should avoid other fruits such as watermelon, pear, pineapple and bananas.

But for patients with anemia in polycystic kidney disease, they can eat a small number of muskmelon. The sugar and vitamin in muskmelon can help them ease the symptom.

Other tips for polycystic kidney disease patients’ diet

1. Eat properly some fresh fruits and vegetables which rich in high vitamin.

2. Eat some foods contain iron like carrot.

3. Eat a right amount of food which have the function of diuresis.

With regard to foods, patients should keep a reasonable and balanced diet to avoid the further enlargement of kidney cyst.

Aside from diet, patients need to pay attention to the regular soft exercise, avoid the overwork and various infections in daily life. These details can help you prevent the further deterioration of the disease.

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