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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 Milk OK to Drink When You Have Simple Kidney Cyst

2014-06-11 01:03

Is Milk OK to Drink When You Have Simple Kidney CystSimple kidney cyst is one type of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and the other type is called “complex kidney cyst”. Both the two types have the corresponding diet restrictions. For patients with simple kidney cyst, they have a less strict limits in their diet. Well then, is milk OK to drink for those with simple kidney cyst?

The answer is yes, but you should pay much attention to the amount.

Firstly, milk is known as a good source of protein. What’s more the it is high-quality foods. Therefore, it can not only supply the patients’ needs for protein, especially for those who have proteinuria, because there are many proteins leaking out of the body in urine. What’s more, after the milk is digested and metabolized, it produces less wastes, thus reducing the burden on kidneys. Other similar foods rich in high-quality protein include lean meat and white egg.

Secondly, milk also contains rich minerals and nutritions, which can help to improve patients’ immunity, preventing them from get infected. Even though simple kidney cyst is almost no cancerous, it will lead to some complications when it grows to a certain size and ruptures or it is infected due to low immunity. On this point, milk is OK to drink for patients with simple kidney disease.

To sum up, patients with simple kidney cyst usually have no symptoms, and milk is OK for them. However, they should have a regular test to make their condition monitored.

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