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    Is Drinking Energy Drinks Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

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    Is Drinking Energy Drinks Bad for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsDrinking energy drinks has become our a common choice when we feel thirsty or tired, which can help us feel alert and awake. However, for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), is drinking energy drinks bad for them? Here let’s have a discussion.

    There are many kinds of energy drinks like coffee, espresso, cola, strong tea, etc, are favored by most young people due to their good tastes. Actually, moderate dose of those drinks for healthy people is safe and acceptable. However, long-term and large amount intake will bring some adverse effects, especially when your have kidney damage, like polycystic kidney disease. Generally speaking, energy drinks are not good choice for PKD patients. Why? Follow me to find out the answer. By the way, any follow-up questions, please feel free to contact our Online Doctors or leave your massage below and we will contact you ASAP.

    As a matter of fact, there are many ingredients in energy drinks like caffeine, sugar, phosphorus, etc. Each of them can show a bad effects for patients with kidney damage, because these substances will stimulate cysts and lead to further kidney damage. And the major side effects of energy drinks include the following aspects:

    Rise high blood pressure.

    Increase the kidney cysts in size and number

    Cysts rupture

    Blood urine and protein urination

    Worsen the inflammation in the kidneys

    Elevate creatinine level

    Increase the workload of damaged kidneys

    Above all, polycystic kidney disease patients are not suggested to drink the energy drinks. Well then, apart for energies, there are other alternative drinks for patients with PKD, like pure water, nettle leaf tea, dandelion tea, low-potassium fruit juice.

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