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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 People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Starfruit

2013-04-25 16:38

Can People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat StarfruitCan people with Polycystic Kidney Disease eat starfruit? As the weather becomes warm, more and more people prefer to eat more fruits. Starfruit rich in nutrition may be a good choice for them. However, can all people with Polycystic Kidney Disease eat this fruit? The answer will be quite different for people with different conditions.

Patients who are just diagnosed with PKD and don’t have any symptom

Approximately, water takes about 92% of starfruit, and this fruit is rich in vitamin and organic acid that are most important minerals to maintain our life. Therefore, eating some starfruits one daily is able to prompt PKD patients to make more urine so as to remove more wastes from the body and improve patients’ immunity to help them fight against their disease better. In view of this, starfruit is good for people who are just diagnosed with PKD and don’t have any symptom.

Patients who are on dialysis

As more kidney cysts develop in the kidney, more and more normal kidney function is replaced gradually. When patients’ kidney function is less than 15% or they have some severe complications, they have to begin dialysis to maintain their life. At this situation, patients will find there are some changes in their diet with the development of their condition. Starfruit contains high potassium which can easily cause irregular heartbeats and muscle cramps for people on dialysis. Therefore, for PKD patients on dialysis, they had better avoid starfruit and some fruits are able to help them lower their high potassium level.

In different stages of PKD, patients have different requirements for their diet. Knowing how to make a correct diet plan and what fruits or vegetables can eat is very important to control patients’ condition and slow down the growth of kidney cysts. You lifestyle, diet, treatment, etc. Any question about them, let us know so that we can help you find the answer.

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