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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.

What Should l Not Eat When I Have Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-11-25 16:54

What Should l Not Eat When I Have Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder, for which there is no treatment. Diet play a very important role in treating this kidney disease. What should you not eat with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

1. Salty foods

Salty foods are restricted for people with any type of kidney disease, since damaged kidneys cannot filter excessive sodium in the blood. Processed foods, canned soups, fast foods or some spice such as soy source, and ketchup are bad choices.

2. High protein meal

High protein will produce more wastes after metabolism and burden the kidneys. It is unwise for people who have Polycystic Kidney Disease or advanced kidney disease to consume large amounts. Foods like poultry, beef and some dairy products are not recommended. While avoiding a high-protein diet is helpful, you also need to take enough high-quality to make sure the energy supply.

3. Caffeine-containing foods and drinks

Coffee, tea, colas and other caffeine-containing foods and beverages are poor choices if you have Polycystic Kidney Disease. Caffeine is a risk factor for enlarged cysts. Drinking lots of water, on the other hand, is a good choice. That’s because dehydration can provokes kidney cyst development.

In some special cases, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients are also limited to take other foods. As for you own condition, you can consult our doctors online. Or you can send your test report to us at, so that you can get more detailed suggestions.

Even though diet is helpful, its effects are limited. Healthy diet can only help slow down the progression and prevent from certain symptoms. Timely medication is more important. You may as well try Hot Compress Therapy, along with Foot Bath Therapy. Based on traditional Chinese herbs, they are very natural and effective for treating Polycystic Kidney Disease. I hope you can also benefit from these therapies, just like other patients who have been in our hospital. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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