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Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Ice Cream

2015-02-07 10:16| Font Size A A A

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Ice CreamIce cream is a cool and delicious dessert which has been favored by more and more people, especially young people. Well then, for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), they have many dietary restrictions so as to protect cysts from the rupturing and shrink cysts naturally. Then, can they eat ice cream?

Let’s have a look at the ingredients within the ice cream.

Ice cream is frozen food usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners. In some cases, artificial flavorings and colors are used in addition to, or instead of the natural ingredients.

Then, is ice cream good for patients with PKD?

In our eyes, ice cream seems to have nothing to do with salt and water and it may can be taken by PKD patients, but, in fact, polycystic kidney disease patients are suggested to limit intake ice cream or even avoid taking the dessert. Why? Please read on. If you have any follow-up questions, please mail us to or leave a message below directly.

Generally speaking, patients need to have a low-protein, low salt and high vitamins intake and so on, so as to reduce the kidney damage and supply nutrients to the body. One ingredient of ice cream is the dairy product which may contain a lot of potassium level. In the condition, patients are need to limit intake of potassium level. What’s more, the cold food will usually cause the weakness of the spleen and the stomach. In this case, endogenous wet will increase, which may worsening the edema level and aggravating the kidney disease. The main manifestation of the consequence is that patients may find that their edema will be worsened.

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