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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 People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Drink Coffee

2013-04-14 11:44

Can People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Drink CoffeeFor many people, coffee has become an indispensable part of their everyday life. This is why quite a number of PKD patients consult online “can people with Polycystic Kidney Disease drink coffee”. Today, you can get the answer from the following content.

At first, we must affirm that coffee indeed can bring us some benefits including:

● Improve kidney function to some extent so as to make kidney remove excessive sodium from the body and help increase our urine volume.

● Help control our weight. Drinking a cup of black coffee after meal is able to degrade fat effectively and increase the blood circulation.

● Relieve emotional tension and make us have a good mood.

● Prevent cardiovascular disease which is a common complication of kidney disease.

● Coffee is good for our skin.

From the above, we know coffee can bring us so many benefits, but in the same time, it also has some side effects for our health.

● Aggravate high blood pressure: High blood pressure is a most common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease and it can cause further kidney damage to worsen patients’ condition.

● Cause osteoporosis: Drinking a lot of coffee for a long time can cause heavy loss of calcium which can lead to osteoporosis.

● Accelerate the growing rate of polycystic cysts: The caffeine in coffee has an effect of stimulating the activity of cystic protein and increasing their growing rate.

● Cause memory problem

Above 1000cc of coffee every day is more likely to cause palms sweating, heart palpitations, tinnitus, memory problem, etc.

Now, we have known the advantages and side effects of drinking coffee. If you pretty love to drink coffee but suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease, you can ask the doctor online whether you can drink it or some alternative drinks.

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