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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 I Eat Fruits and Nut Chocolate With Kidney Cyst

2014-06-25 00:38

Can I Eat Fruits and Nut Chocolate With Kidney CystKidney cyst is a fluid-filled sacs that can be found outside or inside of the kidneys. People who have kidney cyst are very cautious about what they eat and drink, because if they take wrong foods or drinks, their illness condition will become worse. Then, can people with kidney cysts eat fruits and chocolate. You will find the answer in the following passages.

Can people with kidney cysts eat fruits?

Generally, patients are recommended to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, because they contain rich vitamins. However, if people who have kidney cyst are diagnosed with renal dysfunction, they have some restricted fruits. If the kidney cannot function well, electrolyte balance of the body is broken, resulting in excessive sodium, potassium and phosphorous in the blood. Due to that, people will experience swelling, fatigue, shortness of breath and so on. Therefore, they are recommended to limit the potassium and phosphorous intake. Yet, some fruits contain a high level of potassium such as bananas, oranges, grapes, and apples, etc. Actually, there are not so many fruits that are rich in potassium, so you can consult your doctor which fruit you can take.

Can people with kidney cyst eat nut chocolate?

Nut Chocolate is delicious but dangerous for those with kidney cysts. First of all, both nut and chocolate are of high level of potassium, so they are not OK to be eaten for those with kidney cysts. Secondly, processed nuts are shown much salt, which is absolutely not good for patients with kidney disease.

As for chocolate, it is also not good for people with kidney cysts to eat. One reason is that eating too much chocolate is more likely to cause headache. Chocolate contains tyramine that is a kind of active acidity and the main factor to cause headache. The other reason is that the cocoa powder in chocolate may stimulate the activity of kidney cysts and prompt the growth of these cysts.

In conclusion, you cannot eat nut chocolate if you have kidney cysts. To keep your health, you’d better stay away from it. For more suggestions, you can leave a message below or consult our doctor online directly.

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