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Is Brandy Good for Patients with PKD

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-07-10 01:46

Is Brandy Good for Patients with PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease,called PKD,is a type of generalized genetic disease that will affect a whole family. Defects in two genes are thought to be responsible for it. Approximately 50% of people with this disease will develop end stage kidney disease and require dialysis or kidney transplantation. Here the article may can help learn more about your healthy life in your sick days. Contact ONLINE DOCTOR to get more information directly and quickly for free.

Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine. It generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. It is also produced from fermented fruits other than grapes, but these products are typically named eaux-de-vie, especially in France.

According to some chemists and nutritionists,it is beneficial for digestion to drink Brandy regularly. Drinking Brandy in Autumn can fend off the cold and keep people in warm. Besides,it is also good for removing blood stasis and clearing away toxic material. Moreover,it is also known as a kind of ‘stimulant’ or ‘adjuster’ to heart. It can dilate the blood vessels to increase the intensity of cardiovascular.

In fact,renal hypertension is a common symptom caused by PKD. Owing to the renal damage and the oppression of cysts,RAAS (Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System) being activated,patients’ blood pressure will be increased obviously. But it does not means that patients can drink some Brandy to control their symptoms and relieve their high blood pressure.

In fact,Brandy is NOT suitable for PKD patients. As a kind of distilled liquor,it may stimulate the cysts and accelerate the cysts grow,increasing the renal burden and exacerbating patients’ disease condition.

So it is beneficial for PKD patients to keep a healthy diet. For more details? Send to : kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

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