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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.

Is Microwaving Food Safe for PKD

2014-12-06 06:31

Is Microwaving Food Safe for PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that can cause formation of numerous cysts on the kidney. Is microwaving foods safe for PKD patients? Let’s take a look at.

Concerns about microwaving foods

In recent years, microwave ovens have received some negative attention, and information about their possible dangers has been widely circulated on the internet. Some people concern that being exposed to microwave energy from microwave ovens may lead to health problems. There is also concern that materials in plastics used to cover or hold foods in the microwave may leach into foods, contaminating them with harmful toxins.

Despite these concerns, when microwave ovens and microwave-safe plastics are used according to their instructions, they are safe.

Diet suggestions for Polycystic Kidney Disease

In general, you are required to limit your intake of sodium, protein, potassium, phosphorous and even calcium. For specific suggestions, you can email to us at for details. Our experts are always glad to provide you with free help.

Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Home care is though important, it cannot replace medications. As you know or see, the cysts grow with ages, and they will cause kidney function damage when they expand very large. Symptoms may include back pain, flank pain, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, fatigue, protein or blood in the urine, repeated urinary tract infections. Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease are as follows:

● Medicines. No medicines can treatment this kidney disease, but they are necessary for relieving or preventing some symptoms. In general, diuretics, hypertension drugs (ACEIs and ARBs), and antibiotics, painkillers, etc may be prescribed. Consult your doctor to avoid nephrotoxic medicines.

● Surgery. Surgery are taken to drain the fluid out of the cyst or remove a portion of kidney cyst. Many patients are more prone to take this treatment. However, even a surgery cannot treatment Polycystic Kidney Disease. It even can lead to some more serious complications.

In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, we treat kidney disease by natural Chinese herbs. Almost 30 years of clinic practices prove them to be very safe and effective for PKD patients. If you want to have a try, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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