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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 Fig Fruit Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2014-03-11 17:27

Is Fig Fruit Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsIs fig fruit good or bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients? Fig fruit is more than one fruit, because of its highly medical values and edible values. However, PKD patients should be prudent about their eating foods, especially when their kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts.

What is the answer to the above questions? As introduced by dietitian in PKD Clinic, the answer is complex. This is because PKD patients in some cases can consume fig fruits with great health benefits, while this fruit in other cases may cause some side effects. Therefore, patients should weigh its benefits against side effects before eating.

A part of PKD patients can eat fig fruit safely. In early stage Polycystic Kidney Disease, patients can still live with their own kidneys, unaccompanied with any symptom, because all kidney cysts are under the capacity of kidneys. Here, these patients can get the following benefits from fig fruit consumption such as:

- Lower high blood pressure and blood glucose

- Ease constipation as a mild laxative

- Prevent and treat infections including urinary tract infections for its rich antioxidants

- Word as a great source of minerals, vitamins and chlorogenic acid

On the contrary, fig fruit is indeed bad for PKD patients. With the growth of PKD renal cysts, they will damage more and more kidney functioning tissues. Then, patients will suffer from a series of problems and symptoms. For example, if PKD patients have fatty liver, cerebrovascular diseases, diarrhea, high potassium level, etc, patients had better get rid of fig fruit. Otherwise, this fruit, fresh or dried, may worsen patients’ health condition.

Now, I believe you have had a general understanding whether PKD patients can eat fig fruit. If you want to know accurately whether you can eat fig fruit, we are glad to tell you the answer.

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