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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 I Drink Wheatgrass Juice If I Have PKD

2013-07-11 13:50

Can I Drink Wheatgrass Juice If I Have PKDCan I Drink Wheatgrass juice if I have Polycystic Kidney Disease? Yesterday, one patient came up with such a question on our website. With superior qualities, wheatgrass juice is considered as a good drink choice.

Can all PKD patients drink wheatgrass juice?

Wheatgrass is a great source of vitamin A, C and E, amino acid and enzyme. As with many other fruits and vegetables, wheatgrass is also rich in some minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and zinc. Therefore, in most cases, people with Polycystic Kidney Disease can enjoy this juice without worry unless their potassium level is higher than the normal.

What benefits can PKD patients get from wheatgrass?

After getting your doctor or the line doctor’s permission, the person who have Polycystic Kidney Disease can receive the following benefits from drinking wheatgrass:

Improve blood circulation

When kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, they can’t do their job normally, leading to waste products and excess water depositing in the blood. Also, the secretion of EPO is reduced, so the body can’t produce enough red blood cells.

Wheatgrass juice is able to bring enough oxygen to the body so as to stimulate the blood circulation and increase the red blood cells. What’s more, it can also help cleanse the blood, thus providing a good internal environment for PKD treatment.

Lower high blood pressure

As the first symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease, high blood pressure occurs easily to worsen patients’ condition. Wheatgrass aids in reducing hypertension through dilating the blood pathways all over the body. In addition, it can also strengthen the function of capillary.


Generally, PKD patients can enjoy wheatgrass juice unless they have high potassium level. Some potential factors that keep you steer clear of this drink depend on your specific condition. Therefore, it is better to consult the online doctor in detail for the safety of drinking this juice.

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