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What Should I Not Eat with PKD

2017-10-27 02:48

What Should I Not Eat with PKDWith Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), your kidneys will be impaired gradually. And then you have to adjust your diet to reduce kidney damage. What should I not eat with PKD? Renal experts from Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine will tell you. 

-Excess salt

Too much salt can lead to increased speed of kidney damage, fluid overload, high blood pressure and heart disease. To limit table salt and avoid chips, salted nuts and popcorn and most prepared, canned and packaged foods.

-Dark leaf vegetables

They are high in oxalic acid, which can cause kidney stones easily. For PKD patients, kidney stone is a common complication. If you do not want to make this condition worse, you had better reduce dark leaf vegetables and other food rich in oxalic acid.

-Fats and oils

Eating them in high amounts can contribute to obesity, stroke, some cancers and heart disease risk, etc. Limit saturated fats and refined vegetable oils. Eliminate food with trans-fats. This includes margarine, lard or partially hydrogenated oils found in cookies, cakes, pastries, doughnuts, chips, fried foods, candy and most chocolate.

-Protein

If your kidneys have been damaged by the renal cysts, you had better avoid eating large quantity of protein, because it can put extra stress on your kidneys, leading to further kidney damage. It can also worsen your proteinuria.

With the progression of PKD, there will be more and more food restrictions. But there is a “five low and one high” principle that you should keep in mind. It is low protein, low salt, low fat, low potassium, low phosphorus and high vitamin diet. And you should adjust your diet with the changes of your medical condition. Now you can send a copy of your medical test report to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com. We can help you analyze it and then give you guidance.

What should I not eat with PKD? Now you have a clear mind. Besides diet, you should combine a correct treatment to shrink the cysts and stop the growth. Only in this way can you protect your kidneys from being damaged. For more information on PKD treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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