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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 Drinking Harmful to Kidney Cyst

2013-08-31 11:07

Is Drinking Harmful to Kidney CystKidney Cyst is an inherited disease, it consists of different sizes of cysts in the kidneys.

Studies have shown that patients should quit drinking, especially the wine. Because drinking will stimulate the kidneys in a large degree, quicken the secretion of the cystic fluids and increase the growth of cysts.

Alcohol can produce acid materials, and then metabolic acidosis. It is mainly characterized by nausea, loss of appetite, depression, headache and other symptoms.

Long time drinking will cause anemia and platelet dysfunction. Meanwhile, it may lead to gastrointestinal malabsorption, if there is no sufficient nutrition the utilization ratio for vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and folic acid will be decreased. Besides, it can also lead to hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis and so on. All of these are harmful to the recovery of Kidney Cyst.

In addition, drinking will affect the balance of nitrogen in the body, increase the decomposition of protein, elevate the content of urea nitrogen in the blood. For patients with Kidney Cyst and renal insufficiency, this will inevitably increase the burden of kidneys.

To avoid growing of cysts on kidneys, what you eat plays an important role. A healthy diet can not only ease symptoms but also delay the growth of cysts.

Generally, the intake of salt should be controlled at 2~3g/d. You can eat more foods that are rich in vitamin C, because they are helpful to the prevention of this disease.

For patients with Kidney Cyst, they shouldn’t drink too much alcohol. To stop the cysts from growing, you can tell us its size and what symptoms you have experienced. Therefore, we can provide you a more detailed eating plan.

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