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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 Fish Oil Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-08-01 09:44

Is Fish Oil Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseFish oil is a natural health-care food, which mainly consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids. In addition, it has abundant DHA and EPA that can help fight against a variety of disorders. Well then, is fish oil good for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

How about the answer?

For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, hypertension is usually the first symptom and one big risk. If uncontrolled effectively, hypertension may cause further kidney damage, accelerating the progression of PKD.

Fish oil is always honored as one best food for people with hypertension, high hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol. From this point, fish oil may be one food worth a try for PKD patients.

Besides, fish oil is also beneficial to treat arthritis, gout or thrombus, all of which are common complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease. This effect of fish oil is due to its rich omega-3, one unsaturated fattyacid, wich can help not only prevent or treat the above disorders but also correct abnormal blood circulation.

As for the progression of PKD, blood stasis is one big risk, so keeping a normal blood circulation is very necessary to prevent PKD from aggravating to renal failure.

How much can PKD patients consume fish oil?

Since fish oil has so many health benefits for PKD patients, consuming it correctly is a must to guarantee patients’ overall health.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish oil can cause peroxidatic reaction easily that will consume antioxidant compounds, leading to cell senescence. Generally, the more fish oil patients eat, the bigger side effect. In addition, if patients have severe bleeding problems, fish oil may be the food to avoid.

Thereby, to make sure you can consume fish oil healthily, you are recommended to consult the doctor how much you can eat one daily, if you have Polycystic Kidney Disease or other kidney disorders. Leave a message or send email to Either is OK, so kidney experts at PKD Clinic can give you suggestions in detail.

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