A proper diet can help individuals with Polycystic Kidney Disease slow the progression of symptoms associated to the disease, for which there is no cure. Then, is eating fish oil bad for a person with PKD?
Fish oil contains oil expressed from the bodies of whole fish found in the
depths of the North Atlantic. It is different from that as cod liver oil, which
contains oil expressed from the livers of codfish.
Fish oil is a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and
eicosapentaenoic acid, abbreviated DHA and EPA, respectively. Omega-3 fatty
acids is one of the two main classes of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty
acids are special fats that the body needs for optimum health. So, fish oil is a
good choice for persons with PKD. Ask the doctor whether he thinks you would
benefit from the supplement.
Moreover, patients should avoid several foods that are worst for PKD. These
foods include as below:
▪ High-protein foods.
It is unwise for persons with Polycystic Kidney Disease to consume large
amounts of protein. So, patients should avoid a high-protein diet.
▪ Salty food
Eat a low-salt diet can help slow down or prevent the loss of kidney function
as well as control the high blood pressure. Patients should not add extra salt
to the foods and also avoid processed and prepared foods.
▪ Caffeine-containing foods and drinks
Caffeine may increase the risk of enlargement of the cysts, so patients are
advised to avoid coffee, tea, colas and other caffeine-containing foods and