Can Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease Drink Alcohol

Can Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease Drink AlcoholProper diet play an significant role in the management of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Then, can patients with this disorder drink alcohol? And what is the suggested dietary plan?

PKD, refers to a medical condition in which there are various sizes of cysts in the kidneys. And it is very common among the old. After careful study, experts at our Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital recommend that patients can drink alcohol moderately. As excessive drinking can lead to the following troubles:

1. Excessive drinking may raise high blood pressure. Without effective control, the enlarged cysts will oppress the adjacent renal tissues and cause renal ischemia anoxic, therefore, hypertension is more likely to occur. And drinking alcohol can make it difficult to control BP effectively.

2. Stimulate the growth of cysts. After clinical research, it has been proven that alcohol will stimulate the growth of cysts and cause further damage to the kidneys.

In addition, drinking will affect the utilization of vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and folic acids. Well then, are there some dietary plans? Let us have a look at the following contents.

Low-salt diet

To slow down the progression of PKD, patients should obey a low-salt diet. Therefore, foods including salty foods, processed foods, smoked foods and pickled products should be avoided. For more detailed dietary list, email

Fresh fruits and vegetables

In most cases, patients are suggested to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, because they are usually abundant in vitamins and other nutrient substances. However, some foods are abundant in potassium, if you are interested in this, feel free to consult with our online doctor.

Proper diet can help control the progression of PKD effectively. If you have been diagnosed with this disease, we are always here to help. Any questions about this topic, please leave us message below.

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