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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 Eating Sushi Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2014-07-08 02:42

Is Eating Sushi Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by multiple cysts in one or both kidneys. The cyst won’t grow harmlessly. Some foods you take will stimulate it enlarge. Sushi is a traditional Japanese food that are very popular around the world. Is eating sushi good or bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Dietary restriction in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder. In clinic, it is divided into five stages and in the early stage, the cyst is still small and will not cause any symptoms. At this time, there is no special restriction. However, when the cyst grows, you should be very careful for what you take. In general, spicy and greasy foods like chill, curry, pepper and some roasted foods are not allowed to eat. What’s more, when Polycystic Kidney Disease caused damage of the kidneys, patients are also required to have a limited sodium and protein intake in case of swelling and high blood pressure.

Side effects of sushi for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients

Sushi consists of cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients, seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely. Sushi is often prepared with raw seafood, but some common varieties of sushi use cooked ingredients. Some fresh raw fish in sushi will increase the risk of infection. In addition, some forms of sushi, notably those containing pufferfish fugu and some kinds of shellfish, can cause severe poisoning if not prepared properly.


Sushi is a dangerous food for Polycystic Kidney Disease patient and it is not recommended to be taken by them. Except sushi, raw oysters, unpasteurized milk, alfalfa, clover sprouts should be also avoided.

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