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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.

What Are the Suggested Foods for Patients with Kidney Cyst

2013-09-11 15:57

What Are the Suggested Foods for Patients with Kidney CystKidney Cyst(Renal Cyst) is a common kidney disorder. When the cysts are small, they rarely cause symptoms. However, when the cysts grow too big, they will oppress the adjacent kidney tissues and cause many symptoms.

As the saying goes, illness find its way in by the mouth. So diet really play an important role in controlling disorders. Many sufferers of this disease are wondering what kinds of foods are beneficial to their health, and this article will provide you some useful advices about this topic.

Low-protein diet

Study have shown that excessive intake of protein will increase the burden on kidneys. Generally, the intake of protein should be controlled at 0.6-0.8g/kg per day. If the quantity is above 0.8g/kg per day, you should try to cut it back. Based on limitation, you can should take more high-quality protein foods.

Low-salt diet

In normal condition, kidneys can keep it in a normal level. When there is excessive intake of salt, the risk of having high blood pressure will be elevated. Therefore, it is vital to cut back the quantity of intake salt. In the other case, too much intake of salt may lead to the aggravation of systemic edema.

Avoid foods that are abundant in oxalic acid

Avoid foods that are abundant in oxalic acid, for it may influence the uptake of calcium. When kidneys can not function well, high levels of oxalic acid can put extra burden on your kidneys. Therefore, it is wise to pay attention to high-oxalic acid foods, such as, beans, chocolate, grapes, strawberry and tea.

The above are brief introductions about diet for patients with Kidney Cyst, as the illness condition is different from each other. You should see your doctor before you make any diet schedule. Any more questions, you can leave us message below, the dietitians at PKD clinic will be here to help.

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