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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.

Healthy Tips for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-12-16 18:19

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic kidney disease. This disease is hard to manage. Many patients are treated with surgical methods. Besides this, the daily care are important to prevent further kidney damage. Here are some healthy tips for patients with polycystic kidney disease.

Tip 1. Health diet.

The daily diet is important to follow to reduce the progression of the disease. You should limit protein intake to 0.8g per day. Take high-quality protein instead of high protein food. If you are attacked by kidney failure, the suggested protein intake should be 0.6g per day.

Strictly limit the spicy and stimulating foods, such as chili, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, and the sea foods.

Take less high salt foods to prevent swelling and high blood pressure. So prepacked foods, fast foods and high salt foods should be avoided. Read the food package carefully and avoid foods that are rich in hidden salt.

Tip 2. Keep a positive attitude.

Scientific studies have found that a positive a attitude is can help control the progression of the disease. So you should keep a good mood and develop confidence to overcome the disease. Besides, a positive attitude and a good mood can improve the immunity, which will help fight against the disease.

Tip 3. Prevent infection.

Patients should prevent urinary tract infection and cysts infection, especially for females. So you should pay attention to the following aspects: Take a bath with a shower; do not hold back urine; pay attention to the genital health.

Tip 4. Have a good rest.

Patients with polycystic kidney disease should avoid intense activities. Take good rest. You can do some moderate sports,like jogging, walking, swimming, etc.

If you are patients with polycystic kidney disease, you should keep these healthy tips in mind. If you have any other questions, you can send me an email to pkdclinic888@hotmail.comfor a free reply!

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