Can I Do Exercise with Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disorder and its morbidity increases with years. Exercise is important to us, it can help us keep healthy and make us strong. But can I do exercise with PKD?

In general, it is a wise choice for them to take part in proper exercise. However, as the cysts keep growing, some exercises may cause rupturing of cysts and do potential harm to the kidney such as contact sports. Contact sports should be avoided like football, basketball. Meanwhile, it is important not to become too dehydrated during any physical activity. Before you take exercise, you should make sure to drink about 8 oz. Water and 2 oz. every 15 minutes during the exercise.

Proper exercise programs for PKD patients


Jogging Exercises like walking, jogging and biking should be taken regularly for people with PKD. They are recommended to do 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 days a the week. It can manage blood pressure better.

2. Yoga

Yoga, taichi and stretching are very good to people with PKD. These types of exercise can help them relieve their stress and lower high blood pressure. Additionally, exercise is also helpful in managing the pain due to large renal cysts. 3.Pay attention to intensity

The patients with PKD should pay much attention to the intensity of exercise. The exercise should not to be very high. It is enough to take gentle exercise and can help you improve your health.

Another condition for PKD patients

However, the situation will be quite different if you have some severe complications such as urinary tract infections. When you have urinary tract infections, blood in urine may easily occur to warn you of some severe healthy problems. In this situation, you are suggested to have a good rest on bed and do not take part in any exercise.

Now, we can know the answer of “ can I do exercise with PKD”? You should have a clear understanding about your illness condition if you are a PKD sufferer to know can you do exercise. Any unclear? Send email to We are glad to help you.


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