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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.

How to Increase Urine Output for Polycystic Kidney Disease Naturally

2013-05-29 10:56

How to Increase Urine Output for Polycystic Kidney Disease NaturallyAs with other chronic kidney disease, advanced Polycystic Kidney Disease may also affect the formation of patients’ urine. Quite a number of PKD patients especially the elder ones have consulted us how to increase urine output for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. Follow me, so you can find some natural remedies.

Urine output for PKD

The glomerular filtration function and renal tubular reabsorption function are responsible for our normal urination. For general adult, their urine volume is about 1-1.5L/24h. In addition, water intake, foods to eat, surrounding environment, amount of sweat, age, mental factors, exercise, etc, all can affect our urine output.

With Polycystic Kidney Disease, patients’ urine output commonly doesn’t decline in the early stage because of their normal kidney function. However, once patients’ condition develops into stage 4 or stage 5 PKD, kidneys’ filtration and reabsorption function will be damaged by the cystic expansion. As a result, decreased urine output may occur after frequent urination especially at night.

How to increase urine output for Polycystic Kidney Disease Naturally?

Consume more foods that have diuretic properties: Many fruits and vegetables are considered as the most natural diuretic. Parsley, melon, asparagus, watercress, cabbage, cucumber, tomato, etc, all have such a function. Adding one or more of these foods to your meals, you can find your urine output increases to some extent.

Drink fruits juice: Juice is one favourite kidney function treatment for many people, because it is cheap and easy to do. Some fresh fruit juice can reduce water retention in the body. Cranberry juice and lemon juice are two popular choices for cleaning kidneys and removing excess water from the body.

Take low-sodium diet: Eating too salt foods urge you to drink more water but produce less urine. What’s more, too much sodium may also cause or worsen your high blood pressure,which is a common symptoms of PKD.

Get enough soft sunshine: As you are probably aware, when sunlight touches your skin, light sensitive receptor cells are activated to produce the active form of vitamin D that is good for kidney function both filtration and reabsorption.

Many other natural remedies can also help you increase your urine output. If you want to know more about helpful foods or home remedies for PKD, you can leave a message to us or consult the online doctor directly.

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