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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.

Healthy diet for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

2013-09-20 08:19

Healthy diet for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)Polycystic Kidney Disease , also known as PKD, is an inherited kidney disease. In serious condition, about 50% patients will develop into kidney failure, yet there is no treatment for it.

A healthy diet in early time would be an effective way to repair kidney function for PKD patients, and the followings are some suggestions:

1. For patients with this disorder, if there is no obvious phenomenon such as swelling, high blood pressure, heart failure, they can ingest proper hydration.

2. High vitamin foods, such as black fungus. Iron-rich foods, such as carrots. In addition, they can take more alkaline foods, which can play the role of adjuvant therapy.

3. The diet for sufferers with this disease should be delicate, they can eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Take appropriate high vitamin C fruits, such as kiwi, orange, and Chinese date will strengthen the immunity. High quality foods like milk, egg, lean meat and some bean products are also necessary.

4. For patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, they should quit drinking, especially the wine, because the wine will stimulate the protein activity in the cysts.

5. High protein foods: diet for PKD should aimed at decreasing the excretion pressure. Foods like bean, tofu and other soy products should be taken with caution.

6. Avoid eating the internal organs of the animals, because there are many toxins. Excessive eating of animal livers will increase the burden of kidneys and aggravate the illness condition.

7. Coffee, chocolate and other foods that may cause metabolic disorders should be controlled strictly.

8. Fermented foods: Such as fermented bean curd, rotten eggs, etc. Because this kind of fermented foods will accelerate the growth of cysts.

If you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you should choose a proper diet, because the illness condition of patients varies. Any doubts, you can leave us a message below.

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