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Food to Avoid When Having Polycystic Kidneys

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Food to Avoid When Having Polycystic Kidneys
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease. Besides medical treatment to control it, you should also pay attention to your diet. Improper food intake can speed up the growth of cysts and worsen your kidney condition. In this article, let’s have a look at food to avoid when having polycystic kidneys.

-Food high in salt

High blood pressure is a very common symptom of PKD. If it can not be brought under control, it can cause further kidney damage or even heart failure to threaten your life. Too much salt intake is not good for you to control your blood pressure, because salt is rich in sodium, while sodium retention in body can elevate blood pressure further. Besides table salt, some other foods, such as pickles and sausage are also high in salt. Before eating them, you had better read their content carefully.

-Food high in protein

Actually no matter which kinds of kidney disease you have, you should lower protein intake, because excessive protein intake can cause massive nitrogen metabolites to be produced, which can put extra stress on kidneys. Long-term overwork can add insult to injury. To satisfy the need of body, you can eat high quality protein, such as lean meat, milk, poultry without skin, egg white, etc.


Beverages especially alcohol should be stopped, because they can stimulate the activity of polycystin to speed up the growth of cysts.

-Coffee and chocolate

If you are a lover of coffee and chocolate, you may have to control yourself. Because they are high in caffeine, which can worsen your disease as well.

-Vegetables high in oxalic acid

PKD patients usually have kidney stones. Vegetables especially dark green leafy vegetables are high in oxalic acid, which can lead to stones as well.

In addition, fermented food and visceral food should be avoided.

Now you have a clear mind about the food to avoid when having polycystic kidneys. Besides foods, you can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, a natural treatment to stop the growth of renal cysts and shrink them. For more information on our hospital and our treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor. We are glad to help you.

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