PKD Diet | What is the Best Diet for PKD to Slow Cyst Growth?

PKD Diet | What is the Best Diet for PKD to Slow Cyst Growth?

This video is about polycystic kidney disease, PKD Diet and how glucose can drive the cyst growth or be a great contributor to the cyst growth. Now, this just supports a lot of other studies that we have about polycystic kidney disease, and if you have PKD, you really want to avoid things that raise your body’s blood glucose level very high and very quickly.

So we definitely wanna start cutting out any of the sugars, cakes, pies, donuts, sugar sweetened beverages, simple sugar we’re talking about here, desserts. First, cut all those outta your diet. That’s your first step, and the next you can look to reduce some of the carbohydrates in your diet, like your bread, pasta, rice, cereals, crackers, these type of things.

And this is a couple steps that you can do. You can go to a more therapeutic approach where people are doing certain diets like keto. That may be an option for you.

Polycystic kidney disease, also known as PKD, is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop mainly within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. Similar to chronic kidney disease, this disease involves the loss of kidney function. These cysts are noncancerous round sacs that hold fluid. The cysts vary in size, and they can grow very large. Having many cysts or large cysts can damage your kidneys and lead to a whole host of problems. These cysts are not solely limited to your kidney, and can grow elsewhere in your body such as in your liver. This disease can lead to serious complications such as problems with blood sugar, and even kidney failure.

The cysts in PKD are actually glucose dependent, so the the continuous supply of sugar in the high-carbohydrate, high-sugar diets consumed by many people just lead to further sac growth, and cutting them out can work immensely in stopping their growth. The next thing you can work as far as polycystic kidney disease is reducing the amount of carbs consumed in your diet.