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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.

Black Tea Good or Bad for Kidney Cyst

2014-07-31 01:46

Black Tea Good or Bad for Kidney CystNowadays, tea has not only taken as one kind of beverage but also are used for medical purpose. Is black tea good for bad for kidney cyst? Let take a look at.

Effects of black tea on kidney cyst

1. Relieving swelling

Black tea is known as a diuretic drinking. With the work of caffeine and aromatic substances, the blood volume in the kidneys, thus increasing GFR (glomerular filtration rate). They are also benefit for expanding blood vessels and can inhibit the reabsorption of water. By those ways, urine output will increase, excessive wastes or fluid can be eliminated. Thereby, swelling can be relieved.

2. Protect the stomach

When people drink green tea with empty stomach, they will feel uncomfortable, because the tea polyphenol in it stimulates the stomach. On the opposite, black tea is made by fermention and baking, thus does not stimulates the stomach. For those people with kidney cyst who have intestinal problems, black tea is OK for them.

3. Antioxidant and the Anti-inflammatory

Polyphenols contained in black tea has the function of anti-inflammation. In addition, its rich antioxidants can destroy the pathways of some chemical substances in the cancer cells.


Black is of slightly high level of potassium and phosphorous, so if you blood test shows a high level of potassium or phosphorous, you should avoid black tea. You can consult your doctor for how much black tea you can drink.

To sum up, black tea is good for the general PKD patients. However, you should decide to drink black tea based on your own condition.

On more thing that I have to tell you is that foods or drinks cannot help you solve the problem from the root. If your kidney cyst is more than 3cm and cause some symptoms, you should take immediate treatment.

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