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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 We Have Cheese If We Have Kidney Cyst

2014-07-15 09:14

Can We Have Cheese If We Have Kidney CystCan we have cheese if we have kidney cyst? Well, you’d better not eat. If you really want to eat cheese, you should consult your doctor about how much you can take. Why do you have to be so careful about cheese when you have kidney cyst? You will find the answer in this article.

Notes on cheese:

Generally, cheese is harmful for kidney cyst. As everyone knows, cheese is made by curdling milk and draining the whey, while it still retains enough moisture to make it soft and spreadable. Therefore, cheese contains a variety of nutritions such as protein, fat, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, etc. If the cyst has damaged renal tissues, the kidney will work harder to filter the wastes of protein metabolism. The more you eat cheese, the more overloads it brings to kidneys.

Besides, cheese is very high I phosphorous, a mineral that needs to be limited to prevent a secondary hyperthyroidism that sometimes develops late with kidney disease.

However, there are some occasions when we might want to eat a small amount of cheese. In that case, the soft white cheese is better than hard yellow cheese.

Other dietary tips:

For patients with kidney cyst, they are also required to limit their salt and potassium intake. Therefore, some salty foods like pickles, sausage, processed meats, and pizza are not good for them. What’s more, many fruits and green leafy vegetables contain rich potassium like bananas, oranges, mushrooms, carrots and spinach. You’d better not eat those foods.

Some condiments in cooking or meals like curry, peppers, chili and garlic, etc, will stimulate your kidney cyst to grow. When you cook, you should put little those condiments. A light diet is better for you.

To sum up, cheese do more harm than good for patients with kidney cyst, so I do not recommend you to eat cheese. If you have any other questions, you can consult our doctor online, they are very glad to help you. Leaving a message below or email to is also OK, and you will get an reply within 48hours.

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