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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 PKD Patient Take 1000mg of Fish Oil Once a Day

2015-02-15 06:31

Can PKD Patient Take 1000mg of Fish Oil Once a DayPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is genetic disorder that can pass down next generation. Can PKD patient take 1000 mg of fish oil a day?

Fish oil for kidney disease

Fish oil provides fatty acids that our bodies cannot produce. It has significant effect on lowering triglyceride levels in the blood, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Fish oil is also used for kidney disease, especially for IgA Nephropathy patients. The recommended dosage is 1000 mg each day. However, since different brands contain different amount of DHA and EPA per capsule, it is should be taken with doctor’s supervision.

Can PKD patients take 1,000 mg each day?

You can send your test report to us at, and our doctors can analyze it so that we can give you more accurate suggestions.

In addition, if you are taking medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs because fish oil can enhance the anti-platelet action of these drugs.

Treatment for PKD patients

There is no nutrition supplement that can treatment Polycystic Kidney Disease. You should not ignore the medication treatment. After almost 30 years of researches, we find that the factor causing kidney cyst growth is the activity of epithelial cells of cystic linings. As long as medicines can inhibit this activity, the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease can be controlled.

In our hospital, we mainly use traditional Chinese herbs. The ingredients of herbs can inhibit the epithelial cells from secreting more fluid, thus stopping the growth of kidney cysts. In addition, they are very good at expanding blood vessels, reducing inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. Therefore, blood circulation can be improved and cystic fluid can be absorbed and discharged fluently. What’s more, the kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues and to prevent kidney cysts from recurring.

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