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Is Black Tea Good For Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

Time:  2014-01-28 07:50

Is Black Tea Good For Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsBlack tea is a common daily drink and drink tea is able to eliminate fatigue and refresh, strengthen your bones as well as age defying. We know polycystic kidney disease patients and other kidney disease patients not only have a limited diet but also a restricted drinks. Therefore, they are eager to know whether they can drink black tea or not.

Generally speaking, the ingredients in certain foods or drinks depends on whether patients can eat or drink it. Therefore, as for the above question, we should first analyze the ingredients in black tea.

1. Caffeine in black tea

In normal case, kidneys work properly to excrete toxins and wastes out of your body, while injured kidneys can not discharge excess wastes from the body, thus causing itchy skin, vomiting and poor quality sleep. There is caffeine in black tea. In this condition, drinking black tea will worsen your sleep quality and influence your whole day’s work.

2. High phosphorus level

Decreased kidney function easily cause high phosphorus level. High phosphorus level will stop the absorption of calcium, leading to low calcium level. Inadequate calcium tend to induce many bone problems such as bone pain, bone fracture. For polycystic kidney disease patients with high phosphorus level, they should not drink black tea.

3. High potassium level in black tea

If polycystic kidney disease patients have high potassium level, they should not drink black tea. High potassium intake will worsen their illness conditions and cause irregular heartbeat and weakness and other life-threatening complications.

From the above, we can see polycystic kidney disease patients are not suggested to drink black tea, but it does not mean all patients can not drink black tea. For patients without high phosphorus level and high potassium level, they can drink black tea moderately to alleviate their edema, and eliminate fatigue. To make it safe, patients must consult your doctor or online doctor before drinking black tea, and our experts will tell you whether you can drink it or not according to your illness conditions.

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