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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.

How Does Alcohol Affect Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)

2013-09-21 16:44

How Does Alcohol Affect Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) As an inherited disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease has affected lots of people especially the elderly. This disease refers to fluid-filled sac in the kidneys. Then what should patients eat and drink in daily life? Can PKD patients drink alcohol as they wished?

For ordinary people, moderate amount of alcohol can help decrease the risk of heart disease. Even though, alcohol can do nothing to prevent the growth of cysts, on the contrary, drinking too much alcohol may aggravate the illness condition further.

Disadvantages of drinking alcohol for PKD patients

1. Drinking alcohol will elevate blood pressure. As a common symptom of PKD, high blood pressure and kidney damage can influence each other. If patients have presented high blood pressure, alcohol makes it hard for them to control the blood pressure.

2. Alcohol can stimulate the growth of kidney cysts and lead to further damage to kidneys.

3. In addition, the utilization of nutrient substances include Vitamin B 1, Vitamin C and folic acids will be affected.

Considering the above disadvantages, patients with PKD should quit smoking for their own health. Then what should patients do to delay the development PKD and alleviate corresponding symptoms? Read more and you will find the answer.

Low-salt intake

Nearly 60% patients with PKD have high blood pressure. To delay the progression of this disease, keeping high blood pressure in a normal range is of great importance. Therefore, soups, fermented foods and various cheese products should be avoided.

Enough intake of vitamin

Generally, vegetables and fruits are abundant in vitamin. Foods like cranberry and kiwi are beneficial for kidneys. For more detailed lists, you can consult with our online doctor.

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