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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.

Effect of Walnut On Renal Cyst Patient

2013-07-13 11:09

Effect of Walnut On Renal Cyst PatientWalnut is available in the market year around. Because people, both general population and patients with some diseases, can get great benefits from eating walnut, this nut is always considered as a geat food to eat. Well then, what are effects of walnut on renal cyst patient?

Renal cyst and walnut

Filled with watery fluid, renal cyst grows slowly. When it is small in size, sufferers usually don’t have any symptom. However, as continuous fluid fills into kidney cyst, it will become larger and larger, leading to some symptoms. Walnut can’t do anything for cyst’s enlargement, but it does help ease some symptoms.

- Ease back pain: Back pain is one common complaint of people with big renal cyst. Walnut contains some chemicals that can help treat back pain. If you have such a problem, try to eat a few walnut every day.

- Preserve kidney function: Scientists discover that walnuts have highest levels of polyphenolic that any other nut. This is why walnut can be used as a good natural antioxidant to preserve kidney function.

- Low blood pressure: Eating just 25g of walnut one daily can make sure people get 90% of omega-3 fatty acids that is recommended daily intake, thus lowering the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

- Alleviate fatigue and stress: When the person feels fatigue or mental stress, chewing some walnut can be helpful.

Does all people with renal cyst can eat walnut?

The answer is no. If the person has diarrhea, vomiting blood, cough and some other discomforts, eating walnut is more likely to worsen his/her condition. In this situation, avoiding this nut is better.


Here, we have got an overview of effect and side effects of walnut on renal cyst patients. If you have renal cyst but love to eat walnut, consult doctor whether you can enjoy it before eating it. This can guarantee your health largely.

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