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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.

A Right Diet Can Help Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-04-03 15:57

Diet Can Help Treat Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease is a inherited condition that can’t be cured completely at present, so what we can do is to slow down or stop the progression of patients’ disease. For all of patients, their diseases can be treated with a healthy diet that is their most wanted treatment. Therefore, many people who have PKD are eager to know whether a right diet can help treat Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Of course, the answer is yes. No matter what disease you have, the foods that you eat can have a real effect on how fast your condition progress, that is to say a right diet is able to assist the whole treatment, while a mistaken diet is able to destroy other treatment. If you are suffering from PKD, you can know how to make a right diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease from the following content.

Avoid the foods high in oxalic acid

If you are diagnosed with PKD, oxalic acid is something you’d better avoid, because excessive oxalic acid can put extra strain on your kidneys. Spinach, eggplants, cocoa, rhubarb, beets, chocolate, etc, all contribute to foods high in oxalic acid.

Add flax oil to your meals

It has been shown that flax seed oi is able to help ease PKD symptoms, which can accelerate the rate of PKD developing renal failure. Flax oil is a good source of fatty acids that are thought to have anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering effects.

Consume more fruits and vegetables that can help treat PKD

Cranberry, kiwi fruit and pomegranate, which are all rich in vitamin, can help can improve your kidney function, through increasing the rate of kidney filtering wastes in the blood. Celery, parsley and hydrangea have a function of diuretic and is able to make you produce more urine and cleanse urinary tract to avoid infection.

In addition, low protein, low salt, and some herbal teas are also added to a healthy diet for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Now, we have known how a right diet can help treat Polycystic Kidney Disease, but this diet changes with patients’ condition and it can’t replace the medical treatment. If you want to stop the progression of your condition more effectively, you can read this article “A Natural Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)”.

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