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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.

Foods for Improving Kidney Function

2014-02-26 17:33

Foods for Improving Kidney FunctionKidney plays an important role in the body. If the renal function decline, some diseases may appear gradually. As a proverb goes, disease enters by mouth. So a healthy diet is helpful for fighting against the disease. Which food can improve kidney function?

The decline of renal function has a close relationship with Kidney Disease. This disease includes diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and so on. For patients with kidney disease, paying attention to diet can help them prevent the further deterioration of the condition.

Fresh fruits and vegetables

These fruits like grapes, cranberries and blueberries; vegetables include fennel, onions, celery, beets, spinach, string beans and asparagus. Please make sure the fruits and vegetables you eat are low in potassium.

Low-potassium foods

Such as apples, beans, corn, rice, noodles, pasta, eggplant, cookies without nuts or chocolate, pears, peas and peppers.

High-iron foods

Without a normal kidney function, your body may have a little number of red blood cell. It’s possible for you to suffer from anemia. Leafy green vegetables and eggs can help you increase your iron intake and avoid the happening of this symptom.

Besides, a proper amount of water are necessary.

Other tips for improving kidney function

Avoid some stimulating food or drink like alcohol and sodas.

Some pickled food such as salted eggs and fermented bean curd should be limited.

Also, you should give up to cigarette in daily life. You know, it can cause a great damage to lung and kidney.

Aside from the above, a regular exercise and a good life habit are recommended. If you are attentive to these details, your condition will get a great improvement.

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