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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Is Drinking Orange Juice Daily Bad for PKD

2015-05-24 01:15

Is Drinking Orange Juice Daily Bad for PKDOrange juice has always been considered as a super food packed with vitamin C. Well then, is drinking orange juice daily bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

Diet and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder causing numerable cysts on kidneys. These fluid-filled sacs can grow very big and press nearby organs. The kidney itself is also attacked, resulting in decreased renal function.

Diet should be changed to protect the remaining kidney function. The changes include:

-Limit fluid

-Eating a low-protein diet

-Reducing sodium, potassium, phosphorous and even calcium and fat intake

-Getting enough calories if you are losing weight

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Orange juice and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Well, if you have normal kidney function, you can take moderate orange juice. Yet, if your kidneys are damaged and cannot filter excess potassium, you should avoid orange juice.

Some food are rich in potassium and

Potassium is found in many food groups, including fruits and vegetables. When eating foods, you can:

-Choose peaches, grapes, pears, cherries, apples, berries, pineapple, plums, tangerines, and watermelon.

-Limit or avoid oranges and orange juice, nectarines, Kiwis, raisins or other dried fruit, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew, prunes, and nectarines.

When eating vegetables:

-Choose broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, green and wax beans, lettuce, onion, peppers, watercress, zucchini, and yellow squash;

-Limit or avoid asparagus, avocado, potatoes, tomatoes or tomato sauce, winter squash, pumpkin, avocado, and cooked spinach.

Last word

A kidney-friendly diet is necessary for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, but cannot solve the underlying problem. To shrink kidney cyst and protect kidney function, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese medicine. Any questions, please be free to contact with us.

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