Kidney cyst is one harmless disorder for most patients, but it will cause some problems if it becomes too large. In order to slow down the growth of kidney cyst, patients should follow a healthy diet plan and find out restricted foods for them.
As the main excretory organ, kidney is responsible for removing extra fluid, waste products and toxins such as protein metabolic waste products, extra sodium, potassium and phosphorus, and purine metabolic products. In order to protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues and prevent the growth of kidney cysts, patients should limit the intake of the following foods.
1. High-sodium foods
Intake of extra sodium can cause or worsen fluid retention, and kidneys need to work harder to excrete excessive amount of sodium. Just like patients with other types of kidney disease, kidney cyst patients should also stay away from high-sodium foods.
2. Foods rich in incomplete protein
Compared with complete protein, incomplete protein contains fewer essential amino acids, that is to say, incomplete protein will produce much more waste products and toxins to tax kidneys. General speaking, plant protein provides more incomplete protein.
3. High-purine foods
Uric acid is generated from purine in the body. Kidney cyst patients especially at a high risk of kidney stone and gout should avoid these foods, because deposit of uric acid is the direct cause of kidney stone and gout.
4. Alcohol-containing or caffeine-containing foods and drinks
It is reported that alcohol and caffeine-containing foods and drinks can stimulate the growth of kidney cysts. Thereby, kidney cyst patients should avoid alcohol, beer, coffee, coco cola, chocolate, and so on.
Other restricted foods should depend on the size of kidney cyst and patients’ kidney function level. If you want to get such a food list in detail, you need to write more about your illness condition in the form below. We will reply you in 24 hours.