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Ten Forbidden Foods for PKD Patients

Polycystic Kidney Disease refers to there are many small and big cysts spreading in kidneys. Due to the unhealthy life style and unscientific diet, the cysts fluids may secrete more and faster. With the growth and enlargement of cysts, PKD patients suffer more and more. This article would have a introduction about the ten forbidden foods for PKD patients.

Pizza. Most pizza crust contains much fat, such as cheese, butter and carbohydrate etc. Meantime pizza is made with rich salt and roast meat. All these can stimulate your impaired kidneys and burden kidney’s work.

Pickled food. Pickles contains too much salt which can worse the condition of water-sodium retention which is bad for edema and high blood pressure. In addition, the substances in pickles may be carcinogenic.

Curry food. Hot and spicy curry food or curry food with many flavorings should be removed from the diet list for PKD patients.

Barbecue. Barbecue also contains cancerogenic substance which can stimulate the secretion of cysts fluids.

Pasta. The “regular” pasta which you usually get outside should not be a choice for PKD patients. Standard pasta is made with refined wheat flour, creamy sauce and cheese, which is really harmful for your impaired kidneys.

Alcohol. Alcohol should be on the avoided diet list for any kidney disease patients, including PKD patients. Alcohol is stimulating drinks which can accelerate the complications of the disease.

Cola. Cola contains many materials like caffeine and high phosphorus etc which are harmful for PKD patients.

Coffee. Coffee contains much caffeine which can stimulate cyclic AMP and speed up the growth speed of cysts to some extent. Meantime, caffeine can increase the risk of high blood pressure, thus worsens your polycystic kidneys.

Chocolate. Similar with coffee, chocolate is another major resource of caffeine.

Foods with high protein. Too much protein intake can increase the kidney metabolism burden, and lead to protein urine, causing further kidney damage.

All in all, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should try their best to avoid these foods we mentioned to live a high quality life. And now if you want to know more information about PKD diet or ask for treatment suggestions, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to kidneyfight@hotmail.com, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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