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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.

What Type of Foods Can be Taken with PKD

2013-12-27 11:37

What Type of Foods Can be Taken with PKDPKD patients should follow a strict diet to reduce further kidney damage. Then what type of foods can be taken with PKD?

PKD refers to a condition that numerous cysts growing on kidneys. With the development of the cysts, kidney function will be affected. Diet is an important part of treatment which will help slow down the progression of the disease and further kidney damage. The followings are the diet suggestions for PKD patients.

Low-salt food.

Low-salt foods are good for the health of kidneys and the overall health of our body. Salt is a rich resource of sodium. High sodium will increase high blood pressure, which is a common symptom that PKD patients will develop. Besides, high sodium can also lead to water-sodium retention. So you are suggested to avoid canned foods, processed foods and fast foods. Foods that cooked at home are suggested.

Low-protein food.

Low protein foods are recommended to PKD patients. Too much protein is a burden to PKD patients because protein will produce a waste product, urea nitrogen, and it should be filtered by kidneys. High quality protein is suggested to consume to ensure enough nutrition. This kind of foods include fish, chicken, egg white and lean meat.

High-vitamin food.

vitamin is necessary to our body. As we all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin. So PKD patients should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, such as carrot, kiwi fruit, orange and so on. Proper consumption will enhance immunity and prevent cold, cough and fever.

Besides, for those who have no obvious swelling, heart failure or high blood pressure, they should take proper water. If you want to know the exact amount, you can ask the online doctor, they will give you answers according to your condition.

PKD patients should keep these tips in mind. However, different patients have different diet, you can send your medical report to, the doctor will arrange you a specific food lists.

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