If kidney cyst is small, patients don’t need to worry about their kidney condition. However, if patients’ kidney cyst is larger than 5 cm, patients will have some symptoms. Making clear what foods to avoid can help slow down the growth of kidney cyst.
Kidney cyst is filled by clear fluid, while some foods can prompt the secretion of sac fluid. Then, patients should avoid these foods. They are:
- High-salt foods
Sodium is one mineral that can cause fluid to build up in the blood. If kidneys are involved by enlarged kidney cysts, extra intake of sodium will increase the burden on kidneys and aggravate patients’ kidney condition. To protect patients’ kidney function and improve their overall health condition, they had better avoid high-salt foods.
- Caffeine-containing foods
Caffeine can be found in many foods including coca cola, chocolate, coffee, strong tea and so on. This substance can stimulate the secretion of sac fluid, so as to prompt the growth of simple renal cysts. In order to slow down the expansion of renal cyst, patients should stay away from caffeine-containing foods.
Beer is rich in purine, which will produce uric acid during metabolism in the body. Uric acid can increase the risk of kidney stone and aggravate renal cyst patients’ kidney condition. Thereby, patients should also avoid beer.
- Incomplete protein
Incomplete protein can provide fewer animo acids but more waste products for the body. From this point, patients should pay highly attention to their intake of incomplete protein and control the total intake of protein.
The above are some foods to avoid with simple kidney cysts. If you happen to have this cyst, you had better consult the doctor online or leave a message below.