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Healthy Diet for People with Kidney Cysts

2014-03-06 17:45

Healthy Diet for People with Kidney CystsWhat is the healthy diet for people with kidney cysts? As we know, diet plays an important role in treating kidney cysts, so kidney cysts patients should follow a kidney-friendly diet which can help prevent the enlargement of kidney cysts and prevent the further damage to kidneys.

1. Take proper protein

For people with kidney cysts, they may have the symptoms of proteinuria, which is mainly caused by kidney damage, so patients need to limit their protein intake in their daily diet, which can help reduce the kidney burden and protect the residual kidney function. So patients need to take proper amount of protein depending on their illness condition and they need to have some high quality protein such as lean meat, milk, fish and egg whites.

2. Decrease sodium consumptions in daily diet

As we know, kidney cysts patients need to limit their sodium intake, which can help relieve swelling and high blood pressure for kidney cysts patients. Therefore, patients are often recommended to limit their salt intake and avoid the high sodium foods in their daily diet.

3. Fluid intake

Kidney cysts patients also need to limit their fluid intake if they have high blood pressure or swelling. However, if they don’t have severe swelling or high blood pressure, they don’t need to restrict their fluid intake.

4. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables

Kidney cysts patients are often recommended to take more fresh fruits and vegetables, which can supply enough vitamins and other nutrition to kidney cysts patients and improve the immune system, so patients can take more fresh fruits and vegetables following the advices of their doctors.

5. Avoid irritative food

Patients with kidney cysts should avoid the irritative foods, such as chili, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, seafood and chocolate, because these foods may stimulate the cysts and make further damage to kidneys.

Above are the healthy diets for people kidney cysts, and we hope this can help more kidney cysts patients. If you still have some questions, you can leave a message below, we will answer you as soon as possible.

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