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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 Oatmeal OK for Cyst in Kidney

2013-08-06 10:14

Is Oatmeal OK for Cyst in KidneyOatmeal is one of a few foods that have the nutritional substances to back up the title of ‘superfood’. Therefore, many people prefer to eat oatmeal in their breakfast, and some people with kidney cyst also have this habit. Is oatmeal good for cyst in kidney?

For people with small kidney cyst

Kidney cyst can occur at any age but often in people above age 50, and it is benign and non-cancerous. Therefore, generally, kidney cyst won’t do any damage to the kidney if it is small in size. In this condition, there are no specific requirements for these people, except low salt, low protein and high vitamin.

In view of this, oatmeal is a good choice for their breakfast, and its benefits go as follow:

● Reduce cholesterol: Oatmeal’s rich fiber decides that oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, just like apple, pear and barley.

● Prevent anemia and osteoporosis: These are two common problems for kidney cyst patients, and can be eased to some extent with oatmeal.

● Treat diabetes, edema, fatty live and constipation: Oatmeal is nourished with linoleic acid that can help control these disorders.

● Improve blood circulation: Vitamin B1, B2, E and folic acid in oatmeal can help improve blood circulation largely.

From this analysis, we can know oatmeal is typically considered a good breakfast food for people with small kidney cyst.

For people with large cyst in kidney

Large cyst is more likely to encroach on kidney and replace the normal kidney functioning tissues. Then, excessive phosphorus and some other waste products will build up in the body, while oatmeal contains rich phosphorus. Therefore, if the person has high phosphorus level, he should limit the intake of oatmeal. According to your specific condition and the guidance of doctor, you can determine whether oatmeal is good for you and how much you can consume one daily.

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