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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 Orange Good for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-05-05 11:54

Is Orange Good for People with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseIs orange good for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? Orange is one most common fruit in our daily life and it is many people’s favorite fruit. However, can people with PKD eat orange?

With rich nutritions, orange has some big medicinal values that help improve our overall health. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, eating orange may have the following benefits.

Prevent and help lower high blood pressure: High blood pressure is the most PKD symptom and can cause further kidney damage. The hesperidin in the orange can strengthen the toughness of blood vessels and extend the blood vessels, so we say orange is a great fruit to prevent high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.

Supply enough vitamin C: The research of Turkey reveals that vitamin C can help protect kidney function and increase the kidney filtering rate. Eating one orange one per day is enough to meet our need of vitamin C.

Improve appetite: People with PKD usually have poor appetite because of medical condition or mental stress, while orange just has a benefit of appetizing. Therefore, these patients can eat some orange to improve their appetite.

Ease fatigue: As more and more kidney function loses, patients may feel fatigue that makes them can’t concentrate on anything. Therefore, easing fatigue is very important to restore their energy and fight against their disease better. Citric acid in the orange can help achieve this goal.

Since orange has so many benefits, does it mean all people with PKD can eat it? The answer may make you disappointed, because some other minerals in orange are not suitable for some patients. For example, orange is high in potassium that can is good for people with early-stage PKD but may be not recommended for people with end-stage PKD and high potassium level.

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