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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.

Effects of Pomelo on PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

2014-11-05 08:57

PomeloPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder which is present with numerous cysts on the kidneys. When the cysts enlarge and cause kidney damage, they are required to eat a restricted diet. What are the effects of pomelo on Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

Pomelo has both benefits and disadvantages on the kidneys. Follow me to get facts on pomelo.


-Low sodium. It is good for heart and cerebral vusculer disease patients because it won’t increase high blood pressure.

-Rich vitamins. It can reduce the cholesterol of blood.

-Pectin. The pectin of pomelo can reduce the low density lipoprotein level and the damage of the arterial wall.

-Folic acid. Anemia is associated with deficiency of iron, EPO and folic acid. Pomelo can help the absorption of calcium more easily, and strengthen the immunity. The abundant folic acid can improve anemia caused by kidney disease.

- Reduce blood sugar level. Pomelo meat is helpful for controlling blood sugar level.

Side effects of pomelo on kidneys

For certain kidney disease patients, they are not allowed to take too many pomelo since this fruit is rich in potassium. In the late stages of kidney disease, electrolyte balance is disturbed so that high potassium occur in the blood. This condition has a medical term “Hyperkalemia”. This condition will cause some problems such as muscle cramps, shortness of breath, abnormal heart rhyme, etc.

To sum up

Whether you can eat pomelo depends on your own condition, you should consult your doctor and he or she will give you advise based on your blood test.

Moreover, no certain food can help you treat Polycystic Kidney Disease. Diet just plays a supportive role in preventing some symptoms. Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease should not only shrink kidney cyst but also improve kidney function. If you want to take traditional Chinese herbs for treating PKD, you can get free help from us. Leave a message below or email to, and you can get reply within 24 hours.

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