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    CKD stage 4 means the severe reduction of kidney function. And the possibility to reverse the condition has been discounted, but dialysis still can be prevented.

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    Can You Eat Popcorn if You Have Stage 4 CKD

    Popcorn, Stage 4 CKDPopcorn is popular among the youth, which is indispensable snack in cinema. However, some patients with Stage 4 CKD may wonder wether they are allowed to eat it. Then the follow-up content will help you figure out this doubt.

    CKD, known as Chronic Kidney Disease, is long-term renal damage with refractory and protracted diseased course for more than 3 months, which has long been a thorny issue to deal with attributes to its high morbidity and mortality that patients suffer from increasingly serious clinical features from slight pathological changes to severe internal and external damage according to varying diseased causes, regions and degrees.

    While stage 4 CKD is relatively advanced period therein, which indicates significant GFR decline of 15~29ml/min that patients behave as kidney related symptoms as well as systemic complications of multiple tissue and organs. Through irreparable, patients under such circumstance are promising to be well controlled with timely and effective treatment in most cases.

    Nevertheless, popcorn is precipitating factor in daily life which may speed up the progression towards further deterioration. Through maize has long been regarded as healthy high fiber cereal, popcorn is neither nutritive nor natural which does worsen stage 4 CKD. First of all, diacetyl in cream sauce may lead to senile dementia and neuron damage, which may aggravate renal complications. Besides, PFSA therein, which is applied to avoid conglutination of popcorn and packing bag, has carcinogenic substance, thus damaging renal function. Moreover, trans fat therein causes heart disease or inflammation, therefore increasing mortality of patients.

    From the information above, we know that it is improper for patients to eat popcorn with stage 4 CKD. Then what are preferred diet and fitness in daily life? If you want to know more about specific suggestions, please leave a message below or send us an E-mail to ckdstage@hotmail.com.


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