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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.

What Food to Avoid If You Have a Kidney Cyst

2013-06-17 14:24

What Food to Avoid If You Have a Kidney CystWhat food to avoid if you have a kidney cyst? Since the incidence of kidney cyst is so high, learning to make a healthy diet has become one of their biggest concerns. In this condition, knowing what foods to avoid is very necessary.

1. Vegetables high in oxalic acid

If you have kidney cyst, oxalic acid is something you had better avoid. The reason is that oxalic acid can do nothing to our body but put extra strain on kidneys. When your kidney cyst is small and doesn’t cause any problem, try to limit the intake of oxalic acid, otherwise get rid of it.

This chemical compound is usually found in some vegetables. Spinach, eggplants, cocoa, rhubarb, etc, are the may sources of oxalic acid. If you want a list of foods high in oxalic acid, you can leave a message to me.

2. Salty foods

High-salt diet can not only aggravate high blood pressure but also accelerate kidney function loss. Adding extra salt to your diet is a bad choice. Therefore, avoid foods such as processed and prepared food, cheese, condiment, etc.

3. High-protein foods

Even though you haven’t had any symptoms, the growth of kidney cysts is more likely to cause kidney damage. In this condition, excessive protein intake will increase the workload on kidneys, so you are recommended to take high-quality protein instead of high-quantity protein. Learn to make sure how much protein intake every day is good for you.

4. Caffeine including some foods and drinks

It is reported that foods or drinks enriched in caffeine may stimulate the activity of cystic walls thus increasing the growing rate of kidney cyst. Coffee, colas, chocolate, strong tea, and so on are poor choices for you.

You may need many other diet modifications, if you have other problems such as high potassium level and high phosphorus level. If you still don’t know whether you can eat some certain food, you can tell us. Consult the online doctor directly or leave a message. Either is OK.

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