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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Recommended Diet Plan for Patients with Kidney Cyst

2013-09-26 14:06

Recommended Diet Plan for Patients with Kidney CystAs a kind of cystic disease, Kidney Cyst is common among the elderly. Even if diet can not treatment it from the root cause, it can still effect in delaying the progression and protect renal function. And the recommended diet management can be concluded like this:

Avoid too much intake of protein

Protein in diet can produce urea, if there is excessive protein. It will aggravate the burden of kidneys and lead to further damage to kidneys. Meanwhile, patients should realize that fish, lean meat, and egg should be controlled at a normal range and not too much.

Low-salt intake

As an important electrolyte in human body, sodium is a main component of salt. Too much intake of salt can elevate the risk of having high blood pressure, which is harmful to kidney diseases. Therefore, processed foods that contain soups or vegetables should be avoided.

Quit drinking

For patients with Kidney Cyst, many of them may have the habit of drinking alcohol. However, it has been proven that alcohol can stimulate the growth of cysts, which may lead to further damage to kidneys.

Drinks that are beneficial

Generally, fresh water can be regarded as the best choice of water intake. If there is no obvious swelling, hypertension or other illness conditions, the quantity of fresh water should be more than 2L/d. In addition, experts at our PKD clinic recommend patients with green tea and dandelion tea, which are all beneficial for the improvement of kidney function.

The above are brief introductions about daily diet for renal cysts. As the illness condition differs, you can send us your diagnosis, and we will provide you an individualized dietary program.

Besides, diet alone can not treat Kidney Cyst from the root cause, therefore, a proper treatment is of great importance. Any questions about the treatments, consult with our online doctor or leave us message below.


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