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Can PKD Patients Do Yoga Exercise

2015-03-25 11:54

Can PKD Patients Do Yoga ExerciseYoga has been linked to a variety of positive yoga health benefits. The health benefits of yoga can be witnessed on both the macroscopic and the microscopic scale. Well, can polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients get benefits from yoga exercise?

Yoga is a mild and body practice, which is used for health purpose. Here, we will introduce the health benefits of yoga to you as below:

1. drops your blood pressure

High blood pressure is often associated with kidney cyst. If you have got high blood pressure, you might benefit from yoga.

2. lower blood sugar

Blood sugar for a long time will increase your risk of kidney disease, so lowering blood sugar is essential for people. In people with diabetes, yoga has been found to lower blood sugar in several ways by lowering cortisol and adrenaline levels, encouraging weight loss and improving sensitivity to the effects of insulin. Get your blood sugar levels down, and you decrease your risk of diabetic complications such as heart attack, kidney failure and blindness.

3. boost your immune system

With kidney disease, your immune system will be damaged and become poor. Yoga practice can help boost your immunity, fight infection, dispose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning.

4. increase blood flow

Yoga makes your blood flowing, that is to say, the relaxation exercise can help promote circulation. It can also supply more oxygen to your cells and can boost levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells, which is makes it possible to carry more oxygen to the tissues. This decreases your risk of heart attack and heart strokes.

Although yoga has so many benefits, it does not mean all patients are suitable for yoga. PKD is filled with numerous fluid-filled cysts developing in kidneys. As fluid fills in these cysts continuously, some of them will become easy to burst, resulting in severe complications or even to threaten patient’s life. During the yoga practice, patients need to do many bending and stretching motions. If the person has large kidney cysts, these movements should be avoided.

In summary, polycystic kidney disease patients should choose suitable sports to get benefits from them.

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