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What Foods Should be Avoid with Polycystic Kidney Disease

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What Foods Should be Avoid with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseQuestions: Do you have any suggestion about the diet for patients with polycystic kidney disease? I will be appreciate if you offer me some tips about the foods to avoid with polycystic kidney disease.

Answers: Patients with polycystic kidney disease should manage a proper diet. It can help reduce the damage to kidneys and preserve kidney function. There are some foods to avoid with polycystic kidney disease.

Restaurant foods.

Restaurant foods are often loaded with salt and fat. Patients with polycystic kidney disease may have a decreased kidney function. There will be extra water in blood. Salt is considered to be the rich source of sodium, which with water will form water-sodium retention. The suggested salt consumption is 6-8g per day.

Canned foods and processed foods.

This kind of foods are not healthy. Besides rich salt, they also contains rich food additives, which are harmful to the health of our body, including kidneys.


Foods that contains rich caffeine should be avoided. This is because caffeine will trigger or increase high blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels. High blood pressure is a great risk of polycystic kidney disease.


Alcohol can also increase high blood pressure by hardening and narrowing the blood pressure. What’s more, it can promote the growth of the cysts on kidneys.

Considering that I am not familiar with your illness condition, I just offer some general tips. You can consult with your doctor or you can send me your medical report to, I will give you detailed food list. Good luck to you!

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