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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.

Arrange a Healthy Diet for Renal Cyst

2013-03-18 14:03

Healthy Diet for Renal Cyst Most often, simple kidney cysts are small benign fluid-filled packages which are unharmful to the body. To control sufferers’ condition, a healthy diet for renal cyst is necessary. How to arrange a healthy diet for renal cyst? Here, you can get the information that you wonder.

What is a healthy diet for renal cyst?

Arrange a low-salt diet

When renal cysts grow too big, they will oppress the surrounding kidney tissues and then raise blood pressure. If uncontrolled timely, high blood pressure may cause further kidney damage. Limiting the intake of sodium can help lower high blood pressure. Potato chips, soups, prepared mixes and foods, condiments, frozen meals, fermented foods, luncheon meats, salad dressings and various cheese products all contribute to high-salt foods.

Avoid strong tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks

These drinks can place an extra burden on the kidney. In addition, they may also cause the body to lose more water and disrupt the balance of sodium and potassium. Therefore, people with renal cyst had better avoid strong tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks.

Eat more vegetables and fruits

Vegetables and fruits rather than meat are good for people with renal cysts, because they contains rich nutrition that can help improve patients’ kidney filtering function and prevent complications of renal cyst. However, not all vegetables or fruits are suitable for you. Consult doctor before you want to eat a new kind of food.

Drink herbal tea

Herbal tea such as nettle leaf tea, green tea and dandelion leaf tea all can increase the rate of kidney filtering wastes and improve kidney function. Therefore, one or two cups of herbal tea is recommended for people with renal cyst.

Finally, anther thing we need to note is that healthy diet for renal cyst is pretty important, but it can’t replace the whole treatment. If your renal cyst is above 4cm or some symptoms such as back pain have occurred, you should accept medical treatment timely.

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