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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.

Find a Good Diet for Stage 3 PKD

2015-07-05 08:53

Find a Good Diet for Stage 3 PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder causing innumerable cysts on bilateral kidneys. You can find some useful information about diet for Stage 3 PKD.

Symptoms of Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease

At Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease, the kidneys cysts have fast growth. As a result, the cysts press nearby organs including the kidney itself. Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may experience some symptoms such as back pain, blood in urine, high blood pressure or urinary tract infection, etc.

Impaired kidney function also occur due to ischemia and anoxia in the kidneys. If so, Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease patients have frequent urination, foamy or bubbly urine (proteinuria), reduction of urine output, etc.

Diet for Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease

First of all, patients with kidney cysts need to avoid spicy foods and alcohol.

Secondly, Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease patients are required to keep a kidney-friendly diet. In that case, I recommend you to reduce sodium, limit protein, lower potassium and phosphorous intake.

Recommended foods include cabbage, red bell peppers, cauliflower, lettuce, cranberry, cherry, strawberry, blackberry or pomegranate, etc. In addition, foods rich in high-quality protein such as fish, lean meat, non-dairy milk and egg white can be taken by Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

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Medication for Stage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease

You cannot depend on diet to shrink kidney cyst. Medication is very necessary for controlling symptoms and shrinking kidney cysts. According to our researches and clinical practices, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs. They can inhibit the cyst epithelial cells from secreting fluid any more. What’s more, the effective ingredients can increase blood circulation so that cyst fluid can be reabsorbed into blood vessels, and then discharged by kidneys as urine.

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