A well being exercise for PKD patient should take the followings into consider: intensity, regularity, mental relaxation. In addition to these, professional consultation with your doctor should be managed before beginning any exercise program.
Intensity. The intensity level should be on the condition that your heart rate increases instead of beyond your physical tolerance. The exercise you choose should help strengthen your health and contribute to polycystic kidneys, but not build burden for you to carry. Therefore, gentle sports are ok, such as walking, jogging, taking the stairs instead of elevator.
Regularity. Take exercise regularly everyday, but not take a long-time sport every several days. 30-mintures mild exercise five days in a week is good choice for your blood pressure improvement. Patients with PKD can go walking, biking etc.
Mental relaxation. Most patients have seen their relatives passed away with PKD, so physical burden and anxiety arises in them when they are diagnosed with the same disease. Luckily, there are some exercises available for mental relaxation for they emphasis on concentrated breathing. Proper choices for PKD patients to optimize their mind body include tai chi, yoga and stretching.
Avoid contact sport for it may hit your kidney cysts and make them rupture. Do not take ball games, such as football, basketball, because most of them are drastic. If any exercise makes you feel pain in abdomen, back, flank, please stop it right away. If you are interested in other daily health guidelines for PKD, you can mail to email@example.com