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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.

Can Renal Cortical Cyst Patient Eat Lychee

2013-08-04 09:58

Can Renal Cortical Cyst Patient Eat LycheeLychee with a sweet smell and taste is available for many patients with various diseases. Renal cortical cyst is the common form of simple kidney cyst, and it has a high incidence in the elder. Also, with age, patients’ renal cortical cyst will grow slowly and have some symptoms. Lychee is a nourishing fruit for these people.

The healthy benefits of lychee for patients with renal cortical cyst go as follow:

1. Enhance blood formation

Lychee is a great source of magnesium, coper, iron, manganese and folate, all of which are required for the formation of red blood cells. Besides, the vitamin C in this fruit can prompt iron absorbing capacity of the body, thus alleviating renal anemia.

2. Prevent high blood pressure

Since renal cortical cyst occurs commonly in the elderly adults and these people have a high risk of high blood pressure, preventing this problem is very necessary. Lychee contains rich antioxidants and potassium that are proven to be effective on regulating fluid and sodium balance so as to prevent or lower high blood pressure.

3. Improve immune system

A strong immune system is able to fight against bacteria and virus better. For people with renal cortical cyst, they may suffer from frequent kidney cyst infections. A good immunity can help them reduce the risk of infections. This benefit of lychee dietitians owe to its rich antioxidants.

4. Keep from heart disease

In research, it is found that dietary fiber can promote cardiovascular health, while lychee just contains high amount of this substance. Additionally, lychee can improve the blood flow to the heart, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

5. Prevent arthritis

With the enlargement of kidney cyst, it is more likely to cause kidney damage, resulting in the build up of excess waste products including urea acid in the blood. Urea acid can deposit in different organs and ankles to cause arthritis via blood circulation. In this condition, lycheese is a good choice.

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