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What Is The Best Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2015-10-18 06:45

What Is The Best Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsPresently polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common kidney diseases. It is a disease which is inherited from one family member to the other such as from a parent to his/her child. As these is no exact cure for the PKD, the treatment of this condition typically involves using medical prescriptions and dietary modification. In this article, we talk about the best diet for PKD.

Diet contributes to treatment and recovery from polycystic kidney disease. A best diet for PKD should include the following aspects:

1. Reduce the protein intake

PKD patients should reduce their protein intake by eating foods with low protein amounts. This can be achieved by increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables. Veggies and fruits are good sources of vitamins and thus helping in lowering blood pressure.

2. Reduce fat and sugar intake

This helps treat high blood pressure as well as maintain a healthy weight thus reducing your risk of suffering from heart diseases.

3. More fluid intake

PKD patients should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. Patients with this condition are usually unable to reabsorb water in their kidneys and therefore require lots of water to remove toxins in the kidneys.

4. High fiber carbohydrates

People with PKD and other kidney diseases may be mildly or acutely insulin resistant. High insulin levels are linked with heart disease and possibly faster rate of PKD progression.

5. Avoid the caffeine

Caffeine may speed up the progression of PKD by elevating blood pressure.

Additionally regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle because it helps control your weight and blood pressure, protecting your heart and kidneys. You can continue to play sports if you have PKD, but avoid or take precautions with contact sports like rugby, hockey, boxing or other martial arts. Because there is a risk that any impact on your kidneys may result in cysts bursting, pain and blood in urine.

I hope the above information can help you live a healthy life with PKD. If you have any question, you can leave us a message below or send us an email to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We are glad to help you.

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