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How to Lower High Cholesterol Level for PKD Patients

2015-01-28 16:18| Font Size A A A

How to Lower High Cholesterol Level for PKD PatientsPKD (polycystic kidney disease) is characterized with numerous filled-fluid cysts on the both kidneys. Compared to back pain and high blood pressure, high cholesterol level indeed is not a common symptom in PKD. Well then, once it occurs, how to lower high cholesterol level?

The types of cholesterol levels.

Not all cholesterol is bad. There are different kinds of cholesterol in the blood. Different from HDL (high density lipoprotein), LDL (low density lipoprotein) is sometimes called bad cholesterol. The normal cholesterol level for healthy people is under 200mg/dl.

How does PKD cause high cholesterol levels?

For PKD patients, numerous sac-fluid cysts develop in the kidneys. With the increase of kidney cysts’ number and size, they will oppress their surrounding kidney tissues and adjacent organs. Then, kidney function reduces gradually. Along with decreased of renal function, kidney cannot function well. Eventually, metabolic disorders will occur easily. High cholesterol level are just sign of the metabolic disorders and deposits of lipid in the blood. In addition to medical causes, unhealthy eating habits or living habits can be cause the symptom.

Well then, how to lower its high level for polycystic kidney disease patients?

Diet for lowering cholesterol level and protecting kidney function is also very important.

1.follow a low-protein diet

2.Keep a low-salt diet

3.Avoid foods high in oxalic acid

4.Add flax oil to your meals

Medical treatment is also unnecessary part to control the progression of illness condition.

Because high cholesterol level will increase cardiovascular disease for PKD patients. To prevent the condition, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be used for shrinking cysts and protecting renal function from the root. If you want to know more details, please mail us to or just ask our Online Doctor directly.

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