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How to Prevent PKD Cysts from Enlarging and Increasing

2013-11-09 10:58| Font Size A A A

Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) makes enlarged kidneys with multiple cysts on the kidneys. The cysts will enlarge and increase and it will affect the kidney function. With the deterioration of kidney function, kidney failure will occur finally. To prevent PKD cysts from enlarging and increasing is important to protect the kidney function. Then how to prevent PKD cysts from enlarging and increasing?

Manage a proper diet.

The diet for patients with PKD is important to control the cysts and prevent the kidney function from worsening. Low-sodium diet is suggested to reduce sodium-fluids retention. Eat less potassium and phosphorus food if you have high level of potassium and phosphorus in the blood. To reduce the workload of kidneys, you need to eat low-protein food and low-fat food. Do eat more foods that are rich in vitamins and high energy. You can get a specific diet lists from the online doctor for free.

Control high blood pressure.

Most of the patients with PKD are attacked by high blood pressure before the kidney damage. High blood pressure will increase the risk of kidney damage as well as the cardiovascular disease. So controlling high blood pressure contributes a lot to prevent the worsening of kidney function as well as the complications.

Avoid intense exercise.

Moderate exercise is beneficial to the health of patients with PKD. But do not do intense exercise. With the enlargement of the cysts, the inner pressure of the cysts will increase. With intense exercise, the cysts are easily to rupture and bleeding. Once the cysts are ruptured, the fluids will induce to infection, which will cause other diseases.

To prevent PKD cysts from enlarging and increasing, you should manage these things well and reduce kidney damage. For more treatments for PKD, you can send an email to or leave a message below.

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