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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 Tomato Good for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-05-24 10:50

Is Tomato Good for People with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseIs tomato good for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease? The person who loves to eat tomato but has PKD often consults the online doctor this question. How about the answer?

The fortunate answer is yes, because it can help ease PKD patients’ symptoms.

Tomatoes are sweet, juice and delicious. Nearly everyone knows they are good to eat. Because tomato is rich in vitamin A and C, low in calories, fat-free and high in many kinds of minerals, it can help PKD patients to lower hypertension, prevent urinary tract infections, increase patients’ urine volume, remove more wasts from the body, ease anemia, improve skin condition, etc.

Does the above content mean all people with PKD can consume tomato without limitation?

Even though tomato has so many healthy benefits, some ways to eat are harmful.

● Eat raw tomato or eat it in an empty stomach: Tomato has quite amount of soluble styptic that can form insoluble lumps with gastric acid, leading to abdominal distention and stomachache easily. If you want to supply vitamin C or in the hot weather, you can eat some raw tomato.

● Consume unripe green tomato: This kind of tomato contains solanine base that is poisonous. Eating green tomato can cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

● Using anticoagulant drugs: Tomato contains much vitamin K that can prompt the formation of prothrombin and coagulin, so you should avoid it when you are taking anticoagulant drugs.

● Expose to high heat for a long time: In this situation, the nutritions in tomato can be decomposed easily and lose its healthy benefits.

Additionally, many other aspects are also needed to pay attention to. If you have PKD and love to eat tomato, you can tell the online doctor so that he can tell you how to enjoy tomato healthier.

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