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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 for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-01-11 17:19

Diet for Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic kidney disease(PKD) is said to be one of the most common kidney diseases. It’s also one of the most life-threatening genetic disorders since it is caused by one specific gene. Though being a genetic disease, it can be kept under control by people who have had a family history of suffering from this disease. A proper diet for polycystic kidney disease is important to the patients. You are suggested to follow these aspects for your renal diet.

You are suggested to eat:

A. Fresh vegetables and fruits, especially the fruits with rich vitamin, such as kiwifruit, orange and Chinese-date. It’s reported that eating more these fruits can enhance your immunity and you can not have a cold easily.

B. High-quality protein, such as eggs, milk and lean meat.

C. Foods treating diuresis, such as ormosia, cucumber, towel gourd.

You are suggested to eat less or avoid:

A. Liquor, white spirit especially. Liquor can activate polycystin and damage to the kidney.

B. Fermentative and irritant food. These foods can accelerate the growth of cysts.

C. High-protein food. All kidney diseases should resist high-protein foods, which can increase the burden of the kidney. But yon can eat less high-quality protein.

In addition, you should avoid the medicines that hurt your kidney. For simple renal cyst patients, you can drink proper water to meet the need of kidney excretion.

There is no an exact diet for every PKD patient, you can consult your doctor or the online doctor to make a list for you. Only the personalized diet can help take the greatest effects.

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