Suggested Diet for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease
Foods to avoid
With Polycystic Kidney Disease, in our daily life, we should avoid excessive amounts of salt, which not only cause our blood pressure increase, but also worsen swelling. The common foods which are high in salt are processed foods, soups, chips, soy sauce and any kinds of pickle.
Suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease, we are likely to have dehydration. Thereby, we should drink lots of water, which will help us to avoid dehydration symptom and at the same time flush out waste products. Caffeine can be found easily in coffee, chocolate, black tea, white tea and cola, so in our daily life, we should avoid these.
Although moderate alcohol is not proven to aggravate the Polycystic Kidney Disease, excessive of alcohol should be avoided as they can cause damages to our other organs which may produce bad influence on our recovery from Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Foods we should eat
It is widely known that fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin which is the necessary nutrition in our body. In addition, insufficiency of vitamin will give rise to a series of abnormalities in our body, so in our daily life, we should try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetable.
Besides, plant protein can help to lower blood pressure and may help to slow the growth of kidney cysts, so if we have Polycystic Kidney Disease, it is necessary for us to eat some plant protein.
Different from other kinds of Chronic Kidney Disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease requires higher level of potassium, so eat foods which contain large amount of potassium is important. Common foods which are high in potassium conclude papaya, prune juice, banana, raisins, mango, pears, oranges, orange juice, cantaloupe melon and honeydew.
These are the suggestions about the diet for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease and if there is anything unclear, you can email to me or consult our consultant online.