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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.

Fruits that Patients with Renal Failure and Cysts can Eat

2013-10-01 14:25

Fruits that Patients with Renal Failure and Cysts can EatAs an inherited disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease may progress into Renal Failure in serious condition. Even though, diet can still play significant role in its progression. Then what are the beneficial fruits for those patients?

Due to the severe damage of kidney function, the proper fruits should be aimed at both protecting renal function and shrinking the cysts. And the following fruits can be helpful:


As the saying goes, an apple a day can make the doctor away. Eating apples can be beneficial to our health. Study have shown that apples are abundant in antioxidants, and relatively low in potassium. In addition, they can also help to reduce cholesterol and elevate the risk of having heart disease.


As a delicious fruit, cranberry has become more and more popular in recent years. Study have shown that they are helpful in treating urinary tract infections and kidney stones, both of which are signs of decline of kidney function.


Strawberry is rich in antioxidants that can help protect renal structure. In addition, it is abundant in vitamin C and fiber. By protecting the residual renal function, it can delay the progression of this disorder.

However, there are still some fruits that should be avoided. Because any mistaken may worsen the illness condition. For example, fruits like banana and orange should be avoided. Because high potassium level may cause irregular heartbeat.

Experts at our center have made a list of the foods that patients with renal failure and cysts should be avoided. If you are interested in this, you can send us your medical report:pkdclinic888@hotmail.comand you will get a satisfied answer in time.

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