No matter in which stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), diet plays an important role in staying healthier. You may have to keep strict on your stomach, because there are some dietary restrictions for you. Here is a general guidance for you. For specific suggestions, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our doctors online.
Foods that are restricted for PKD patients
► Salty Foods
High sodium level in the blood is likely to cause swelling and high blood pressure. Processed foods, canned foods, sausages, bacon, dried vegetables, nuts, salad dressing, pickles, snacks, fast food are not recommended for you.
► High-protein Foods
When protein breaks down in the body, it will produce some products that can burden the kidneys. Some foods rich in protein are bad for PKD patients, for example: Red meat, cheese, pork loin, tofu, beans.
► High-potassium level Food
High potassium level will lead to abnormal hear thyme, weak heart sounds, numbness, fatigue, and sore muscles. Some foods are bad for you, such as white beans, dark leafy greens, baked potatoes, bananas, mushrooms, kelp, spinach, sweet potatoes, apple, mango, watermelon, grain products.
► High-phosphorous Foods
High phosphorous food to limit or avoid: Beer, cocoa, chocolate drinks, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, pudding, seeds.
This is for the general Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, and you should take specific amount based on your own condition. You can consult your dietitian or doctor.
Except for diet, a timely treatment is also needed. Treatment varies from individuals to individuals, but it should not cause side effects and can solve the underlying problems.
Therefore, I recommend you take Chinese herbal tea, but it is just a can help you relive some symptoms. The most effective treatment should be Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is also based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used externally.
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