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Although there is no cure for polycystic kidney disease, a healthy diet can help control the progressive of cysts. What they can eat or not have became a concerned question. Here, we will talk about what foods irritate Polycystic Kidney.
Polycystic kidney disease is characterized by the multiple cyst around the kidneys. In order to control the symptoms and prevent further kidney damage, you’d better keep away from the following foods.
Coffee, chocolate and caffeine-containing foods and drinks
It is recommended that PKD patients should drink more water to help increase urine output and wash more wastes from the kidneys and the body. Caffeine on the other hand can easily cause dehydration and worsen high creatinine and high BUN. What is worse, caffeine can stimulate the proliferation of cyst cells and promote the secretion of cyst fluid so as to cause the cysts to grow more rapidly than the normal progression.
Salty food like fast food and canned food
PKD patients often experience high blood pressure or swelling due to gradual decline of kidney function. Eating too much salt will aggravate the illness condition. In severe condition, too much salt will stimulate the cysts and make them rupture, leading to more serious conditions, like blood in urine, urinary tract infection, etc.
Since the renal cysts damage kidney to large extent, too much protein intake will increase the kidneys’ workload and cause further kidney damage. Therefore, patients should keep away from high-protein foods. On the contrary, high-quality protein intake is recommended to you, such as egg white, lean meat, fish and so on.
Besides, polluted foods, animal offals, sea foods, spicy and stimulating foods, alcohol and tobacco should all be avoided for PKD patients.
Of course, you should keep changing diet according to changes of your illness condition. If you have no idea about what you can eat or not with Polycystic Kidney Disease, please talk with our doctors online or leave a message below directly and we will do what we can help you.
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