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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 People with PKD Eat Strawberries

2013-03-30 15:55

Can People with PKD Eat StrawberrieBecause strawberries contains rich vitamin, it is hailed as “live vitamin pill” by Taiwanese and also honored as “ a magical fruit” by Germen. Is this magical fruit good for every person? Can people with PKD eat strawberries? Today, you can get the answer from the following content.

To know the answer, we had better know what fruit is good for these patients.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is characterized by numerous fluid-filled cysts in kidney. Over time, these cysts can cause high blood pressure, high creatinine level and loss of kidney function. To slow down the progression of patients’ condition, removing more wastes from the body and inhibiting the growth of renal cysts are very important. Some researches have revealed that vitamin can help improve the kidney’s filtering rate so that more wastes including creatinine are removed out of the body. In addition, making more urine is good to excrete more wastes and inhibit the cystic growth to some extent. In view of this, fruits that have a function of diuretic and are rich in vitamin are good for these patients.

Can people with PKD eat strawberries?

Approximately 100g of strawberries contain 8g of sugar, 0.4-0.6g of protein, 50-100mg of vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B12, carotene, calcium, phosphorus and iron. The above nutrition determines strawberries have some benefits for people with PKD. One of these benefits is to help improve kidney function and keep creatinine level in the normal range because of containing high vitamin. The second benefit is to ease patients’ anemia, one common complication of kidney disease. Another one is to stimulate the kidney to make more urine so that more wastes can be discharged from the body. However, not all people with PKD can consume this fruit, because strawberries are harmful for people with kidney stone, which is a complication of PKD.

From the above, we can know some people with PKD can still consume strawberries, while some others had better avoid it. Make sure you have known your condition very clearly before eating it, or you can consult the doctor to confirm the answer.

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