Can I exercise if I have PKD?


Yes, exercise is important for cardiovascular health. In fact, participating in physical activity can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and generally enhance wellbeing in people living with PKD. Good exercises for people with ADPKD include sports where impact is minimized. These include swimming, tennis, rowing, golf, biking and, to a lesser extent, jogging or running. Activities that may be more risky include contact sports, where the kidneys might be hit accidentally and any type of activity that includes repetitive jarring or impact, such as football or hockey.