Like other kidney disease patients, people with cyst in kidney also need to follow a healthy diet to prevent further deterioration of kidney function. Well, what is the healthy diet for kidney cyst patients?
Low salt diet
As the disease progresses, symptoms like swelling and high blood pressure may come into being. In this condition, it is quite essential to limit the intake of salt. Otherwise, the condition will be aggravated. Mostly, high sodium foods can be found in salted products, caned foods, seafood, preserved meat and so on. In general, the amount can be be controlled within 2-3g per day.
High quality protein foods
When kidneys are filed by the enlarged cysts, they have to work harder to remove the metabolic products of protein. And eating less protein foods can help lower the burden of kidneys to a large extent. In the meanwhile, patients also need to ingest some high-quality protein foods to maintain the normal operation of our body, which includes fish, chicken, egg white, milk, etc.
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables are usually loaded with vitamins and minerals, which can be beneficial for kidney cyst patients. However, if the lab test show high potassium level or high phosphorus level, it is necessary to talk with your doctor or dietitian, as some of the foods contain high content of potassium or phosphorus.
Drinking certain amount of water can help discharge wastes out of the body. If there is no obvious swelling and high blood pressure, it is not necessary to limit the intake of fluid.
For kidney cyst patients, they also need to avoid stimulating foods, for instance, coffee, crab, shrimp, alcohol, tobacco products and so on.
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