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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 Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Hamburgers

2013-09-16 17:31

Can Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Hamburgers Hamburger is a kind of fast foods throughout the world. It is delicious and easy to take. But for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, can they eat hamburgers? Today, I would like to talk about this topic.

Polycystic Kidney Disease, also known as PKD, is an inherited disease, which is mainly characterized by fluid-filled sacs on the kidneys. Can they eat hamburgers?

The answer is no. Any patients with PKD are suggested not to eat hamburgers and even the normal should limit the quantity of hamburgers they eat.

On the one hand, hamburgers usually abundant in salt and fat, if patients eat too much hamburgers, the burdens of kidneys will be heavier. As a consequence, symptoms like high blood pressure and swelling will be aggravated.

On the other hand, foods like hamburgers are always high in phosphorous. In serious condition, it may lead to heart disease, bone disease and even death.

Except for hamburgers, there are also some foods should be avoided. Such as, bacon, sausage, corned beef, canned foods and processed foods, etc.

Then are there some suggestions on diet?

For patients with this disease, high-quality protein can be ingested to meet the needs of our body. Foods like lean meat, milk and fish are always recommended. At our PKD clinic, our experts have made a healthy diet list for PKD patients, if you have interest in it, feel free to consult our online doctor.

A well-managed diet plays a significant role in the treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease. It can not only control symptoms but also protect renal function. Therefore, knowing what to eat is very important. In addition, the diet should be in accordance with their illness condition. Any other questions, you can email

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