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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.

Diet Management for Patients with Kidney Cyst

2013-10-08 17:31

Diet Management for Patients with Kidney Cyst Kidney Cyst, or renal cyst, refers to round-shaped pouches in the kidneys. But for patients with this disorder, they should realize that diet can be beneficial during the whole treatment and its prognosis.

As the saying goes, illness find its way by the mouth. And it is known that unhealthy diet will aggravate illness condition. So healthy diet should be recommended, then what are the diet management for Kidney Cyst patients?

Proper intake of potassium

Study have shown that high-potassium level can elevate the chances of heart problems, so it is significant to obey a low-potassium diet. For example, the following foods should be avoided: tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, peanut butter and so on.

Low-protein diet

For patients with kidney cyst, they should take a low-protein diet. Because too much intake of protein will increase the burden of kidneys and lead to further damage to kidneys. Therefore, bean products should be limited. In addition, experts at our center suggest that patients can eat some fish, egg, lean meat, but the quantity should be restricted.

Avoid eating salted foods

Salted foods usually contain lots of sodium, if patients eat too much salt, the risk of getting high blood pressure will be increased. Therefore, to protect your kidneys, salted foods should be avoided.

Except for the above diet managements, there are still something that should be paid attention to. In daily life, they can take some proper exercises, such as jogging and walking. Meanwhile, they should avoid doing strenuous exercises.

In addition, they should develop a healthy lifestyle. Such as, quit drinking and smoking. Because alcohol can stimulate the growth of cyst and promote the secretion of cystic fluid.

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