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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 Swelling Patients Eat Watermelon

2014-05-16 07:10

Can Swelling Patients Eat WatermelonThe summer is drawing near. A patient with swelling asked the kidney doctor a question: can swelling patients eat watermelon in the summer? Okay, let’s have a look at the following information.

Actually, many patients with swelling will have this problem. Swelling is the common symptom in renal disease. Watermelon contains about 96% water, which has the effective effect of diuresis and detumescence and remove the excess water out of the body. In a hot day, consuming watermelon can help you to supply water to meet the needs of the body.

Here are many benefits of watermelon:

For nephritis patients, watermelon has the function of heat-clearing and removing toxins.

The salt and surgery in watermelon can help you to eliminate the inflammation and decrease the burden of kidneys.

Eating watermelon can increase the amount of urine and ease constipation.

But if you are a patient with swelling, you need to limit the intake of watermelon. Because taking too much of this fruit can worsen the illness condition.

Also, for the swelling patients, they should control the intake of water to avoid the deterioration of diseases.

Other useful tips for patients with swelling

Eating more fruits and vegetables which contain rich vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C. These vitamins can be beneficial to your illness condition.

As a common symptom in renal disease, swelling can torture many patients. Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital has an innovate therapy called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This osmosis therapy can help patients to get rid of swelling and other renal diseases. If you are interested in this therapy, welcome to send e-mail to, we will try our best to help you.

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