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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 It True that PKD Patients Should Not Eat Spicy Foods

2015-09-16 09:52

Is It True that PKD Patients Should Not Eat Spicy FoodsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder causing numerous cysts on kidneys. With the enlargement of kidney cysts, kidney function can be damaged. A health diet is helpful for slowing down the progression. Is it true that PKD patients should not eat spicy foods?

What is the truth?

When you ask diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, you will always get such as answer: Polycystic Kidney Disease patient should avoid spicy foods like hot peppers, alcohol, garlic, mustard, curry, or shrimp and crab, etc.

Yes, it is right. No matter how you love spicy food, you’d better avoid or at least reduce such kind of food. Do you know why?

The ingredients in spicy foods will activate the polycystin protein, leading to rapid growth of kidney cysts.

What food to eat for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

Some foods like cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, red bell peppers, and fruits like cranberry, cherries, apple cider vinegar are rich in oxidants that can inhibit inflammations, so as to protect kidney function. As for detailed suggestions, you can send the test report to us at or leave a message below.

What else should you know about this kidney disease?

Only depending on diet cannot shrink kidney cysts. The kidney cyst is the result of renal tubular epithelial cells proliferation. To deal with this condition, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs. The effective ingredients can inhibit these kidney cells from secreting fluid, thus stopping cysts growth. Meanwhile, they can increase blood circulation and permeability of cyst walls. Therefore, cyst liquid can be reabsorbed into the blood vessels, and discharged by kidneys as urine.

We have almost 30 years of clinical practice in using traditional Chinese herbs. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact with us!

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