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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 Potato Chips?

2014-03-10 10:26

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Potato Chips?Potato chips are the favorite leisure food in daily diet. While, for patients with polycystic kidney disease should keep a low-sodium and low-potassium diet. Can patients with PKD eat potato chips?

As a general way, whether patients eat some kind of food depends on their condition and ingredient of foods.

Firstly, let’s have a general overview about the ingredient of potato chips.

Contains high sodium.

High blood pressure or hypertension is the common complication in the Polycystic Kidney Disease. The salt in potato chips will aggravate this disease. If you take too much of this food, you may feel thirsty and drink lots of water, it will lead to a heavy burden on kidney. So the patients should keep away from the potato chips.

Be rich in potassium

As we all know, a healthy kidney can remain the balance of potassium. If the kidney gets damaged, it will cause potassium dielectric disorder, causing an irregular heartbeat. If this phenomenon appears, it will pose a great threat to life. Therefore, avoiding intake of potato chips is very necessary for patients.

Apart form the potato chips, here are some foods you’d better avoid.

Fermented food such as fermented bean curd, sauce, pickled vegetables and so on. These foods can speed up the growth of cyst.

Alcohol. It not only can increase blood pressure, but also can enlarge the size of cyst.

High quality of protein like beans, mountain production class, animal offal, meat, poultry, aquatic products, eggs, etc. You should limit the intake of protein to prevent the worsening of cyst.

Besides, a medical therapy which you can consult. That’s Chinese herbal medicine. This natural treatment has been used to treat polycystic kidney disease for many years and has received a good curative effect.

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