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    What Should Patients Eat with Kidney Cysts

    2014-04-09 08:41| Font Size A A A

    What Should Patients Eat with Kidney CystsFor patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, there will be lots of cysts growing in their kidney, which will damage patient’s kidney structure and kidney function gradually.

    As we know, diet can influence our body health obviously, and that is also an important aspect for patients with PKD to protect their kidney function and improve their overall health. Well then, what should patients eat with kidney cysts in their kidney?

    1.Low salt:

    Patients with PKD should make themselves have low salt intake, because salt is the main source of sodium. While much sodium in body can cause patients to have edema and hypertension, and hypertension is a complication which can aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously. Besides, patients with kidney cysts can have hypertension when they are in the early stage, so it is very necessary for patients to have low slat intake.

    2.Appropriate protein:

    Protein is an important nutrient for our body health, but it is also a substance which can produce lots of metabolic wastes, and that can increase the workload of kidney, which can also aggravate patient’s kidney damage.

    Thereby, patients with PKD should regulate their protein intake, and it is necessary for patients to guarantee themselves to have high-quality protein.

    3.Moderate calory:

    Moderate calory can guarantee the need of patient’s body activity, and that can help lower the decomposition of protein in patient’s body, and that is very helpful for patients with PKD to protect their body function.

    4.Appropriate potassium:

    It is also very important for patients with PKD to regulate their potassium intake, because when patients are in the early stage of PKD, high potassium intake can help patients lower their blood pressure. As patient’s condition progresses, patients will have the metabolic disorder of potassium, which can cause severe health problems, and patients may need to reduce his potassium intake at this point.

    5.High calcium and low phosphorus:

    When patients are in the late stage of PKD, they often have the metabolic disorder of phosphorus and calcium, and that can cause patients to have severe complications like renal osteopathy and itching. To prevent these problems, it is necessary for patients to increase their calcium intake and lower their phosphorus intake.

    6.Vegetables and fruits:

    Vegetables and fruits are healthy foods, and they contains abundant vitamins, which are very important for our body function. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to increase the intake of vegetables and fruits, but should avoid taking much nutrients that are dangerous for themselves.

    7. Low fat and cholesterol:

    Much intake of fat and cholesterol are dangerous for our cardiovascular system, and patients should do what they can to reduce foods that contain abundant fat and cholesterol.

    These are some important points in the diet of patients with PKD, and patients will also have other needs according to their own conditions. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to find help from their doctor and dietitian in making their diet plan.

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