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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can i do to help my kidney function even though i have polycystic kidney disease.

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 10 years experience
Kidney disease: Make sure your blood pressure is controlled, maintain hydration, maintain a normal wait, control your diet, avoid a lot of protein, follow your nephrologist direction.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
PKD: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 can help daily.
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