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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.

Is Watermelon Good to Eat for Stage Five PKD Patient

2015-07-07 14:25

Is Watermelon Good to Eat for Stage Five PKD PatientWatermelon is taken as super fruit, especially in hot seasons. Is watermelon good to eat for Stage Five PKD patient?

Watermelon for kidney disease patients

Watermelon can really help increase urine output, but it doesn’t mean that toxins can be excreted. How much blood toxins can be filtered depend on how well the kidneys are working.

As for Stage Five Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, watermelon should be avoided for them because it contain much water and high sugar level. Patients on this stage cannot remove excess fluid in the body, so they are strictly limited fluid.

What foods are recommended for Stage 5 PKD?

In general, patients at this stage of kidney disease are suggested to take reduced sodium, potassium, and phosphorous. Based on this dietary principle, you can choose cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, red bell peppers and cranberry, apple juice and red grapes are choices.

However, they can only help reducing burden on kidneys, but cannot taken as medication.

How to treat Stage Five Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Dialysis. It is helpful for reducing creatinine level but is not always necessary. This method can only help remove parts of blood wastes, but cannot solve the underlying problem.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is an external application based on traditional Chinese herbs. The effective ingredients can shrink kidney cysts by inhibiting the epithelial cells from secreting fluid any more. In addition, this therapy can increase the whole blood circulation, speeding up the reabsorption of fluid into blood vessels and discharge by kidneys as urine.

Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are called “universal cells” because they can different other functioning cells. This therapy can help restore some kidney function, so that Stage 5 Polycystic Kidney Disease patients can reduce or even avoid dialysis.

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