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Exercises for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

Exercises for People with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAs an inherited disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) is featured by fluid-filled pockets within the kidneys. Even if there is no such a treatment that can cure this disorder completely, appropriate exercises can still help delay it’s progression and benefit patients a lot.

What are the suggested exercises for PKD?

Generally speaking, moderate physical activities including walking, jogging, swimming, Tai Chi, yoga, stretching, etc are usually recommended by the doctors. The time can be controlled within 20-30 minutes and the frequency can be 4-5 times a week.

Benefits of moderate exercises for PKD patients

For people with PKD, due to decline of kidney function, high blood pressure can be a common symptom. And taking proper exercises regularly can help control hypertension and alleviate the condition.

Faced with the discomforts, their mood can be affected badly. And these exercises can also help relive the sadness and develop positive attitude towards life.

Exercises that should be avoided

To live a better life, strenuous exercises including basketball, football, baseball, cross-country biking and so on should be avoided. If not controlled well, the enlarged cyst may get rupture easily. What’s more, the condition will be worsen.

Are there some cautions?

When taking exercises with PKD, there are also some cautions. Let’s take water and drinks for example, to prevent from dehydration, it is necessary to drink enough water and certain drinks. But remember drinks that abundant in caffeine should be limited, as they may cause the growth of cysts. For detailed info about the lists of the drinks, please email us:kidneyfight@hotmail.com.

Except for proper exercises, a scientific diet and effective treatment can also be helpful. If you want to know more about this, please refer to the following contents:Diet Management for Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) and Treatments Options for Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD).

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