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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.

Is Onion Good for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-15 16:22

Is Onion Good for People with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAdd chopped onion to your lunch! If you have Polycystic Kidney Disease, you may get such a suggestion from your dietitian. However, you may not know the reason. Read on, so you can find out why onion is good for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Our kidney is a vital excretory organ, which is in charge of removing wastes and toxins from the body, maintaining electrolyte balance and keeping blood pressure stable. In PKD, kidneys will be damaged by enlarged kidney cysts. As kidneys can’t work normally, a series of disorders may occur.

First of all, most of PKD patients find they are easier to get sick than general population, because of their low immunity. As with garlic, onion contains rich phytoncide that has a strong sterilization ability, thus fighting against influenza virus and preventing cold.

Since PKD is one chronic kidney disease, it usually causes not only physical problems but also mental problems. With depression or stress, patients may have insomnia. It is reported that the smell of onion has an effect to prompt patients’ sleep quality. Smell the chopped onion slightly before sleeping and insist this action for 10 days to 1 month. You can find an obvious improvement in your sleep quality.

Besides, onion is considered as the ideal vegetable for people with hypertension, high blood sugar and hyperlipidemia. Among them, hypertension is usually the first symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease and can worsen patients’ condition. Regular use of onion is a good way to prevent and treat high blood pressure.

Even though onion has so many benefits for PKD patients, these people can’t only eat onion all day. It is very important to find out the good tie-in foods for onion. If you don’t have such a food list, you can leave a message to us and we are glad to share it with you.

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