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    What Can Be Eaten and What Should Be Avoided with PKD

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    What Can Be Eaten and What Should Be Avoided with PKDWhen diagnosed with PKD, you will be told what you should eat, what you cannot eat by your doctor. Actually, Diet management plays an important role in protecting kidney from the further kidney damage. Here. Let’s see: what can be eaten and what should be avoided with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

    The dietary principles for PKD patients’ diet.

    To be frank, if you have polycystic kidney disease, you should follow friendly-kidney diet. And the diet plan aims at slowing down the progression of illness condition. Meanwhile you should stay away from some food which can worse your illness condition. After all, illness conditions are different from person to person, it is better to consult your doctor or consult our Online Doctor from Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine or email to

    What can be eaten with PKD?

    Eat a mostly low-fat diet full of fruits and vegetables, which are high in helpful antioxidants.

    Plant protein can help low blood pressure and may help slow the growth of kidney cysts.

    Get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids from sources like cold-water oily fish, flaxseed or linseed.

    Eat a lot of high-fiber foods that can combat insulin resistance. Good source of fiber, in addition to fruits and vegetables,m are whole grains and legumes.

    What should be avoided with PKD?

    Avoid foods with electrolytes

    You should avoid electrolytes which are found in nuts, dairy, chocolate. This can accumulate as the kidneys fail to filter them out of the body systems.

    Foods high in sodium

    You should manage to keep away from foods high in sodium. Too much salt intake can worsen your illness condition like high blood pressure and swelling.

    Animal protein

    Animal protein is difficult to digest which is bad for your kidneys if they are struggling. Replace these with sources such as soy.

    High potassium foods

    PKD requires higher levels of potassium, so some foods like papaya, prune juice, honeydew and cantaloupe, banana, raisins, mango and so on should be limited.

    The mentioned above are the general introduction. If you want a personalized diet plan, do feel free to contact us!

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