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Can I Drink Coffee with PKD

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Can I Drink Coffee with PKD  In recent years, many people love to drink coffee to keep awake and finish their work and study. It’s reported that coffee can delay senility and prevent cancer. But coffee has a lot of harm to the body. If you ask: can I drink coffee with PKD? The answer is no.

Let’s see how coffee affects PKD.

A. Coffee can increase the blood pressure.

Kidney is so important to our body because it has many functions that maintain people’s life in a good condition. One of these functions is to control blood pressure. But for PKD(Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients, their kidney can not work as normal and it cannot control blood pressure in a healthy condition. So high blood pressure is a common symptom of PKD.

Unluckily, coffee can increase blood pressure and the condition will be more serious if you have high blood pressure before. So, PKD patients should not drink coffee to prevent the worse condition occurring.

B. Coffee can cause urinary tract infection.

If your PKD is serious, kidney cysts will fracture. It is more likely to cause urinary tract infection. If you have been diagnosed with PKD and you happen to like drinking coffee, you had better stop drinking it. Because drinking much coffee can cause the increase of urine and it does harm to bladder. So urinary tract infection occurs. We can know that coffee can aggravate the symptom of PKD. So, coffee is forbidden to you.

C. Coffee will affect sleep.

We all know that coffee contains caffeine which can increase the activity of nervous system. So if PKD patients drink a lot of coffee at night, their sleep will be affected to a large extent. It is not beneficial to their recovery.

Coffee still has some else disadvantages to the PKD patients. If you want to know more about it, send an email to In conclusion, please get far away from coffee if you are suffering from PKD. You will get benefits by doing so.

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