Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a life-threatening disease. Although it is a genetic disease, a proper Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can help the patients slow down the disease progression and postpone the onset of the disease for those with the abnormal gene. The following article provides some healthy diet suggestions for the patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). As follows:
Generally, patients with PKD should have a low-fat and high-antioxidant diet. It is said that plant proteins can help lower the blood pressure and slow the growth of kidney cysts. Studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and slow the progression of PKD as well; it also has anti-hypertensive and lipid lowering effects.
High-fiber foods, which can combat insulin resistance, are also recommended—high insulin levels have been linked with heart disease and may accelerate the progression of PKD. Unlike other kinds of kidney diseases, patients with PKD require higher levels of potassium.
In light of slowing the progression toward Renal Failure, PKD patients need to have a better understand how to make necessary adjustments for their individual situation.
Some other recommendations for your developing a healthy diet include:
Eat a low sodium diet. Daily sodium intake can be limited to less than 300 milligrams. This kind of diet help reduce blood pressure and help slow the progression of PKD.
Watch the caffeine. Caffeine may hasten the progression of PKD by elevating blood pressure, so you are recommended to avoid caffeine found in coffee, chocolate, black tea, green tea, white tea, cola, and even some decaf products.
Get your omega-3's. This helps reduce inflammation and slows the aggravation of PKD.