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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.

Food Therapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease with Papaya

2013-06-05 15:25

Food Therapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease with Papaya“I am just diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease and love to eat papaya. Now, I am eager to know whether I can still enjoy papaya with PKD.” One patient consult us yesterday. Surely, for patients with PKD, a correct food therapy plays an important role in the whole treatment, because it can help not only control patients’ symptoms but also slow down the progression of patients’ condition.

Whether papaya is suitable for these patients is decided by its nutritions and healthy benefits. With rich vitamins, fiber and enzymes, lower cholesterol and high minerals, papaya has an effect of boosting immune system, anti-inflammation, controlling premature aging, protecting remaining kidney function, curing skin infections, keeping blood pressure, etc.

Additionally, the biggest benefit of papaya for PKD patients is to cleanse their blood. As more and more kidney function is damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, the kidneys can’t do their job as before and then excess wastes are more likely to build up in the body. Papaya is able to help eliminate the toxins in the body to purify patients’ blood.

All of the above benefits are good for people who have PKD. However, it does’t mean they can consume it without any limitation. The following is some tips that you had better avoid when you eat papaya.

● If you have allergic constitution, you had better avoid it.

● It isn’t suitable for pregnant women.

● Don’t eat it together with pumpkin, seafood, fried food, ginseng and some other foods.

● Don’t eat it when you are using some drugs such as iron supplements and tetracycline.

Eating papaya correctly is able to assist your whole treatment, otherwise it may worsen your condition. Some other suggestions can help you enjoy it more healthily.

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