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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.

PKD: Do I Need to Observe Dietary Restrictions Even if I Do Not Have Any Ill-Effects

2018-08-05 08:26

Question: Hello, I have bilateral polycystic kidneys, but don't have any ill-effects as of now. Do I need to observe dietary restrictions?

PKD: Do I Need to Observe Dietary Restrictions Even if I Do Not Have Any Ill-EffectsAnswer: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by the growth of cysts on kidneys. With time going, those growing cysts can gradually damage kidneys and impair renal function. But now you do not have any ill effects. It indicates that you are still in early stage of PKD, in which there are not so many dietary restrictions. Generally speaking, the more advanced the disease, the more dietary restrictions.

-Low salt intake

For healthy people, it is recommended to have a low salt diet. For PKD patients, it should be paid special attention. That is because too much salt intake can cause water retention and elevate blood pressure. High blood pressure is an important index that affects the prognosis of PKD.

-Reduce Caffeine intake

Some researches found that caffeine intake can stimulate the growth of renal cysts, so you had better reduce the intake of coffee, chocolate, tea, etc.

-Less intake of foods high in oxalic acid

Kidney stone is a common complication of PKD. To reduce the formation of stones in kidneys, it is suggested not to take too much foods high in oxalic acid, such as dark leafy vegetables, because oxalic acid can accumulate in blood to form stones.

If your kidney function has declined, you need to pay attention to protein intake, potassium and phosphorus intake. Besides foods, we recommend you a natural treatment. It is Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This treatment can infiltrate the micronized herbs into polycystic kidneys to inhibit the growth of renal cysts and even shrink renal cysts. When renal cysts are controlled well, it is unnecessary for you to worry about your diet too much.

You need to observe dietary restrictions even if you do not have any ill effects from PKD. And it is also suggested to take treatment as early as possible to stop the growth of renal cysts and prevent the disease from getting worse. For more information on PKD treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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