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    Can patients with CKD eat yam

    Yam is the member of Dioscoreae family. It mainly distributed in Chinese Mainland,Taiwan;Japan;North Korea,and so on. Yam has a high nutritional and medicinal value.So can patients with CKD eat yams?

    Literally,CKD has a long and complicated stage,causing the difficulty for patients to discover. Actually,when patients feel not well or has been diagnosed with CKD,the disease condition is not optimistic. Besides,there is a high morbidity of CKD and it usually accompanies CVD(cardiovascular disease). What’s worse,it also has a high death rate.

    For CKD patients,there are some food taboos to modify the diet for patients. So if the yams are suitable to CKD patients?

    Yams are rich in nutrient elements,which has great beneficial effects on health to patients. It can prevent the metabolic abnormalities and arteriosclerosis to increase the immune capability. Besides,yams can also stop the deposition of blood lipid in blood vessel walls and prevent the CVD effectively. What’s more,it can also reduce the blood sugar,which are effective to control the process of DN(Diabetic Nephropathy). So yams are beneficial to CKD patients and the proper intake of yams are good for patients condition.

    Moreover,is there any other diet taboo for CKD patients?

    1.Take a low intake of protein

    Owing to the CKD,patients may lost a lot of protein in urine. So to offer more protein is important. A high quality of protein is beneficial to CKD patients.

    2.Control the intake of phosphorus

    According to the specific conditions,the intake of phosphorus should be limited. In early stage,more phosphorus may be provided. However,in later stage,when hyperkalemia occurs,the phosphorus may be controlled to take.

    3.Take a low intake of fat

    Due to the reduce of renal function,the fat may increase the renal burden even aggravating kidney dysfunction.

    If you have been diagnosed with CKD,don’t worry,taking the timely and effective treatments and obeying the rules of the diet are very important to you. You can contact the live doctor to get more professional guidance about your disease condition freely.


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