A reasonable diet is related to the body health tightly, so it’s particularly important for patients with kidney cysts to limit their diet in order to prevent a further deterioration. Eating a proper diet can minimize some of the symptoms.
Limit the sodium intake in the daily life.
Too much sodium retain in the blood will cause edema, so patients should limit the sodium intake. High sodium foods are canned foods, table salt, seafood and cured meat.
Have a proper protein intake everyday.
The kidney cysts may damage the kidney tissues, and the impaired kidney tissues cannot filter the end products of protein metabolism. Patients should keep a proper intake of protein which will not increase the burden of kidneys and keep the body health. Your doctor will give you the acceptable daily intake depending on your illness condition.
Limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus.
Patients with kidney cyst should limit the daily intake of potassium and phosphorus. The high level of potassium and phosphorus will damage the kidney function which will aggravate the kidney cysts. Foods high in potassium include lentils, tomatoes, broccoli, squash, carrots, bananas and oranges. High phosphorus foods are milk, lentils, beer and cocoa.
Reduce the diuretics in the diet.
The diuretics such as sugar, tea, alcohol, coffee and carbonated drinks are harmful for patients with kidney cysts. They will increase the burden of kidneys.
Take fruits and vegetables everyday.
Fruit and vegetable are helpful for kidney filtration, so it’s better for patients to drink vegetable or fruit juice or eat more fruits and vegetables everyday. Before you take the vegetable or fruit, you should ask your doctor about what can eat and what cannot eat depending on your illness condition.
When patients get kidney cysts, the kidney function can’t work like before, they should keep a healthy diet in order to reduce the deposition of wastes in the body. Otherwise, they should also keep a healthy lifestyle, take proper exercises, reduce stress levels, and stop smoking and drinking alcohol. All these will be helpful for their recovery of kidney cysts.