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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.

Diet Plan for Bilateral Renal Cysts

2013-07-19 16:52

Diet Plan for Bilateral Renal CystsBilateral renal cyst is a condition where renal cysts appear on both left and right kidney. Here, developing a scientific diet plan for bilateral renal cysts is vital, because it can not only enhance patients’ health but also slow down the growth of kidney cyst.

Suggested foods

Foods, which can slow down the growing rate of renal cysts or preserve kidney function, are usually recommended for people with bilateral renal cysts. Celery, parsley, cranberries, blueberries, cabbage, etc, all are helpful to treat renal cyst.

Avoided foods

Alcohol, coffee, cola, chocolate and some other foods may worsen patients’ condition easily, so kidney cysts patients had better avoid these foods or at least limit the intake.

Basic dietary suggestions

Just like people with other kidney diseases, renal cyst patients also need to abide by the following requirements:

- Low protein: With the enlargement of bilateral renal cysts, they are more likely to cause kidney damage. In this condition, excess intake of protein can increase the burden on kidneys to worsen patients’ condition. For people with kidney cyst, they are able to try some plant protein, which is good to slow down the progression of renal cyst.

- Low sodium: Not matter whether your kidney is damaged by cyst on kidneys, limiting the intake of sodium is essential, because high intake of sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure and swelling.

- Steer clear of oxalic acid: Generally speaking, oxalic acid won’t cause any problem for healthy kidney. However, for people with bilateral renal cysts, oxalic acid may be something that they want to avoid.

- Drink enough water: Even though no exact research has proven water can help renal cysts, drinking enough water indeed can help increase the kidney output, thus providing a clean internal environment. However, if the renal cyst has already affects your kidney function, try to limit the fluid intake.


Since the words here are limited, we can’t develop a diet plan for some certain people in detail or list the foods that people with bilateral renal cysts can eat or not eat. Therefore, if you want to get a food list, you can describe your condition to us, and then we will help you make a scientific diet plan.

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