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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.

Can People with Kidney Cyst Eat Watermelon

2013-07-02 16:22

Can People with Kidney Cyst Eat WatermelonWatermelon is considered as one great fruit especially in hot weather, because of its good taste and health benefits. However, people with some certain disease such as diabetes and kidney failure may be told to avoid watermelon. Can people with kidney cyst eat watermelon?

Kidney cyst is a common kidney disorder that can occur at any age but more commonly in the elderly. When the kidney cyst is small in size, it doesn’t cause any healthy problem. At this time, people with kidney cysts can get great benefits from eating watermelon.

With the enlargement of kidney cyst, it is more likely to cause kidney cyst infection or urinary tract infections. Watermelon contains vitamin A and C that is proven to be effective on preventing and treating infections. What’s more, watermelon can be used as mild diuretic, so it can increase the kidney output so as to clean urinary tract.

In kidney cyst, uric acid may deposit in the blood easily to cause kidney stone. Melons including watermelon has an effect on reducing the concentration of uric acid in the blood, thus reducing the chance of forming kidney stones.

For people with large kidney cyst, their biggest concern must be the kidney damage and low kidney function.

Watermelon red is rich in antioxidants and citrulline compound, which are able to subdue the activities of inflammation and maintain good levels of histidine-arginine that plays an important role in keeping normal blood circulation. Therefore, consuming correct amount of watermelon is able to prevent further kidney damage to some extent.

Does it mean all people with kidney cyst can eat watermelon? The answer may disappoint you, because watermelon also contains high potassium. People with large kidney cysts may also suffer from high potassium level that can cause more severe healthy problem.

In view of this, even though watermelon has so many healthy benefits, people who have kidney cysts should consult the doctor whether they are candidate to enjoying watermelon before eating it.

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