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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&Proper Lifestyle for a PKD Patient

2014-11-16 07:29

Diet&Proper Lifestyle for a PKD PatientBefore you read this article, you should note that a healthy diet and proper lifestyle for a PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) patient is just a supportive way for treating this kidney disease. Timely and appropriate treatment is the most important.

Diet and Lifestyle

● Healthy diet

-Eat less salt

This is especially important for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, as too much salt cause swelling or high blood pressure. Aim to keep your daily salt intake to no more than 5g-6g (about one teaspoon) and preferably less. This includes all the salt contained in foods you take. Some salty foods like bacon, sausages, fast foods, and frozen meals.

-Eat moderate protein

In general, 0.6-0.8g per kilogram of your body weight is the recommended amount of protein intake.

-Maintain your fluid intake

Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day, at least two liters (excluding alcohol). Polycystic Kidney Disease patients may have difficulty of holding on to and reabsorbing water, so they should consult their doctors for specific amount.

-Eat more fruit and vegetables

Fresh vegetables and fruits are a good source of vitamins. Cucumber, cauliflower, onion, bitter gourd, berries, grapefruit, and so on are good choices.

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● Healthy Weight

You doctor may advise you maintain a healthy weight if necessary. To achieve that goal, you are suggested to eat less fat and sugar.

● Exercise

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It can boost your immunity, control your weight and blood pressure. This can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Walking, biking, swimming, Tai Chi, and dancing are all fit exercise you can try.


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