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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 Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Have Carrots

2013-04-07 17:16

PKD carrotsPolycystic kidney disease should have more fresh vegetables and fruits such as carrots, orange, date, kiwi fruit, etc. Fresh vegetables and fruits especially those that contain rich vitamins and iron such as carrot is good for PKD patients. Some even have diuretics property and help dissolve and discharge kidney stones. Most fresh vegetables and fruits are alkaline foods which is beneficial for PKD patients and it can play auxiliary therapeutic effect.

Carrot can help lower high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol so as to promote blood circulation and increase blood flow to the kidneys. Carrot can also strengthen heart functions and promote the body’s disease-resistance ability. If you have blood pressure problem or if you are apt to catch cold, carrot or carrot juice is a very healthy food for you.

Well control of high blood pressure and high blood lipid can greatly slow down the illness progression of PKD and protect residual kidney functions.

What is more, cardiovascular complications can be effectively prevented and reduced, therefore the life span of PKD patients can be improved.

Eating carrots can help improve appetite and treat constipation. Fluid retention will also be relieved with carrots.

Carrot contains high amount of iron which can help alleviate iron-deficiency anemia and help patients fight against fatigue, cold feeling and low immunity.

Carrot contains rich vitamins which can help strengthen kidney functions and enhance immunity so as to reduce the incidence of various infections such as cold, urinary tract infection, cyst infection and kidney inflammation, etc.

Carrot is not only good for the kidneys, it is also good for the liver. Since PKD patients need to take many drugs which will increase burdens to the liver. Carrot contains rich vitamin A which can help repair damaged liver functional cells and improve liver functions.

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