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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.

Foods to Avoid For Polycystic Kidney Disease Cyst

2013-10-16 15:38

Foods to Avoid For Polycystic Kidney Disease CystWhen you are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease Cyst, you are suggested to take specific diet. Thereby, patients need to know the foods to avoid for polycystic kidney disease cyst.

Avoid Salty Foods

Patients with PKD are suggested to avoid salty foods. As PKD develops, the kidney function will decline. Kidneys work to filter the blood and remove the waste products and excessive water naturally. When kidneys are not function well, the waste products and water will build up in the body, causing High Creatinine Level and edema etc.

Salty foods contain plenty of sodium, which will cause water retention and worsen the edema on PKD patients.

Salty Foods Includes: fast food, quick-frozen food, bread and rolls, cold cuts, treatmentd meats, pizza, soup etc.

Avoid High Potassium Foods

Kidneys work to filter the excessive potassium in the blood. When kidneys are damaged, the kidneys fail to function well. As a result, the potassium will build up in the blood, causing various symptoms, such as itchy skin, nausea, vomiting etc.

High Potassium Foods: apricots, avocados, bananas, Dates, papayas, prunes, yams, zucchini, pumpkins etc.

Avoid Fat Foods

Fat foods are also avoided for patients with PKD, for fat foods will alleviate the symptoms and complications of PKD.

Fat foods: Hydrogenated Oils (Palm, Coconut), Dried Coconut, Butter, Dark Chocolate, Rendered Animal Fats, Processed Meats, Whipped Cream etc.

High Cholesterol Foods

Cholesterol is a steroid lipid (fat) found in the blood of all animals and is necessary for proper functioning of our cell membranes and production of hormones. Patients with PKD are suggested to avoid high cholesterol foods.

High Cholesterol Foods: egg yolk, fish roe, liver, pate, foie gras, butter, shrimps, oil packed fish, cheese, shellfish etc.

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