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Diet Plan For Renal Cyst

Diet Plan For Renal Cyst

Diet Plan For Renal Cyst

Besides proper treatment, appropriate diet is also very important for Renal Cyst patients.

First, the patients can’t have partiality for a particular kind of food.

They should eat whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruits, lean meat of cattle, sheep and pig, eggs, milk, fish and shrimp. From point of views of Chinese medicine, whole grains all have medicinal properties. So in daily diet, the patients should eat whole grains so that the Renal Cyst can recover quickly.

Second, the patients should control high quality protein intake and pay attention to supplement of high-fiber, high cellulose, low-fat and proper sugar. In particular, they should eat less animal protein intake, because the animal protein can cause high blood pressure easily.

Third, the patients must combine exertion and rest.

The patient should have a good rest and avoid strenuous physical activity and abdominal trauma. When the cysts are large and obvious, the patient shouldn’t wear the belt so as to avoid cyst rupture. The patients should have a regular review per half year and it’s better for their relatives to have B-ultrasound too.

Fourth, Kidney Cysts patients should control salt intake. The amount of salt intake depends on the patient’s disease condition. And not all the patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency must limit salt strictly.

Fifth, Kidney Cyst patients should control water intake.

For the patients with mild Renal Failure, due to declined renal concentration function, it will need more water for metabolic wastes to be excreted from the body. So under this condition, if there isn’t obvious edema, heart failure or high blood pressure, they should not restrict water intake blindly.

Sixth, Kidney Cyst patients should eat less greasy, stimulating or spicy food, such as, chili, wine, shrimp, crab, rotten foods, leftovers and barbecue. The patients with Renal Insufficiency or Uremia shouldn’t eat beans and beans products and meanwhile limit animal protein and greasy foods.


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How Much Water to Drink for Polycytic Kidney Disease(PKD)

How much water to drink for people with PKD?

How much water to drink for people with PKD?

Water is one of our most important nutrients. Do you know that the human body is mostly water roughly 12 gallons? That’s approximately 50 to 75% of the body’s weight. We get rid of or lose water the whole day through various circumstances. When people are diagnosed as Polycytic Kidney Disease(PKD), they are rather concerned whether they should restrict their intake of water because the kidneys are important in discharging water in the form of urine. The following may make it clear for you.

How much water to drink for people with PKD?

Clinically, how much water to drink depends on the stage of PKD and the specific disease condition. Very early in the course of the disease, PKD patients lose the ability to concentrate their urine which makes them unable to reabsorb water as well as other individuals, so they will need to be supplemented adequate daily fluid intake—if ADPKD patients do not have access to liquids, particularly during heavy exercise of extreme heat, significant dehydration can occur. Signs of dehydration include dry lips and tongue, rapid heart rate, sunk eyes, muscle spasms, smaller volume of urine, etc.

The amount of fluid allowed in the diet of someone receiving dialysis depends on the amount of urine made and the type and frequency of dialysis employed. If one no longer urinates, then fluid intake is usually limited to one liter each day. The amount of fluid intake that is safe should be discussed with your nephrologist and your dialysis dietitian.

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Smoking And Polycystic Kidney Disease

smoking and polycystic kidney diseasePolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease that causes cysts to form in the kidneys.Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common of all life-threatening human genetic disorders. It is an incurable genetic disorder characterized by the formation of fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys of affected individuals. These cysts multiply over time. It was originally believed that the cysts eventually caused kidney failure by crowding out the healthy kidney tissue. It is now thought that the kidney damage seen in PKD is actually the result of the body’s immune system. The immune system, in its attempts to rid the kidney of the cysts, instead progressively destroys the formerly healthy kidney tissue.

Smoking raises blood pressure. For those who already have high blood pressure, smoking makes it even higher. In addition, smoking causes changes in the normal blood pressure rhythm during the daytime and nighttime. In people with high blood pressure, smoking increases the risk for microalbuminuria almost two times higher than nonsmokers.

Referring to smoking, it is well known that smoking is harmful to every person, and for the patients who have already suffered the disease’s harm and torture, smoking is nothing else than rubbing salt into their wounds. In fact, cigarette has nearly 40 kinds of harmful and toxic substances such as tar, nicotine, phenols, alcohol, acids, aldehydes, etc, which are not only harmful to your lungs, but also harmful to your kidneys, stomach and other body organs.

There is no known way to prevent PKD, but certain lifestyle modifications can help control symptoms. People who have PKD should not drink heavily or smoke. They should not use aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs , or other prescription or over-the-counter medications that can impair kidney function. Individuals affected with PKD should eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a weight appropriate for their height, age, and body type. Regular medical monitoring is also recommended.

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Daily Life For Polycystic Kidney Disease

daily life for pkdAbout PKD diet, here are some advices in daily life. You should follow the diet, and it will do you some help.

You have less food at one time but more times in one day to keep energetic and nutritious.

1. PKD patients should have more water (4000ml) and the urine output should be maintained at about 2000-2500ml.

2. Polluted foods which can cause gastrointestinal diseases or even poisoning symptoms should be forbidden.

3. PKD patients should have a diet with low salt, low fat and low protein. They should avoid beef and mutton, animal innards as well as spicy and excitant foods. Uncooked and cold foods which may injure spleen and stomach should be limited in a certain amount which should depend on patients’ specific illness and physical conditions.

4. More fruit and vegetables with rich vitamins are suggested especially those that have the functions of dissolving stones and diuresis. Alkaline foods should also be eaten more.

5. PKD patients should avoid alcohol, tobacco, strong tea and foods and drinks containing caffeine.

Diet control is helpful in controlling cysts. But diet can’t treat the cysts. You should pay more attention to the treatment on shrinking the cysts, the damaged kidenys and recover the damaged kidney function. That’s the right treatment and really can help you with your disease.

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What Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKD DietPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder in which many fluid-filled sacs (cysts) form in both kidneys. The kidneys are larger than usual, but have less functioning kidney tissue. As a person with PKD ages, the cysts grow larger and a reduction of blood flow and scarring of the kidneys results. Kidney stones sometimes develop, and eventually it is likely that a person will develop kidney failure.

All the renal diets we discussed before exhibited similar differences. And a PKD diet is no exception. The following components are common to all renal diets we already discussed:

High blood pressure is a consequence of PKD, further straining the ability of diseased kidneys to function properly. As a result, salt and salty foods will cause further strain and so one of the fundamental features of a polycystic kidney disease diet is the intake reduction of this harmful compound.

Water was already shown to be beneficial in other diets discussed in this blog. In a polycystic kidney disease diet, drinking water becomes even more important.

The usual low-protein diet that helps slow the progression of chronic disease in other kidney patients has no proven benefit to people with PKD. While diet may have little preventative value, it does minimize the symptoms of renal failure once kidney function begins to decline.

Eat foods in season and as close to a home grown state with little processing.

• Locally grown is best.

• Organic is second best.

• Fresh produce is third.

• Frozen is fourth.

• Try to avoid canned, prepared, fried, and microwaved food.

• Avoid foods that are kidney toxins.

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