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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 PKD Patient Drink Pomegranate Juice

2014-03-09 09:22

Can PKD Patient Drink Pomegranate JuicePomegranate loaded with many nutrients is a kind of popular fruit. Pomegranate juice is also a good choice for PKD patients. It is good for PKD patients, in many ways.

Avoid cardiovascular disease

High blood pressure is a common clinical manifestation of PKD, so PKD patients have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than normal people. Pomegranate juice can work as a blood thinner , help lower the LDL cholesterol level and increase blood vessel elasticity. Thus, pomegranate juice makes a contribution to lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Help alleviate anemia

PKD patients often suffer from renal anemia, so they always feel fatigue and have no energy to do things.

This will much lower their living quality. Pomegranate has large amounts of iron, which is an important element for red blood cells. Drinking pomegranate juice could help PKD patients alleviates this symptom.

Enhance immunity

Pomegranate contains antioxidants. It not only can help us maintain beautiful faces but also clear free radicals in our body. Clearing these radicals could help us enhance our immunity. For PKD patients, they can better fight against PKD complications.

Discharge toxins through digestive system

Pomegranate juice is rich in fiber, which is good for digestive system. Eating food containing fiber, PKD patients can discharge more toxins through digestive system.

Prevent infection

30% to 50% PKD patients suffer the urinary tract infection . Food has anti-infection effect that is recommended to PKD patients. Alkaloid has the effect of anti-infection and we can find it in pomegranate. Therefore, pomegranate juice could help PKD patients prevent infection.

With kidney function decline, some necessary nutrients discharge through urine. Pomegranate juice contains lots of nutrients, such as vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, organic acid. In this regard, pomegranate juice is a good choice for PKD patients. However, pomegranate contains rich phosphorus and potassium. If patients with symptoms of hyperkalemia or hyperphosphatemia, PKD patients should monitor the volume of pomegranate consumption.

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