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    What Foods Do I Need to Eat to Help My Stage 3 CKD

    2015-05-23 06:39| Font Size A A A

    What Foods Do I Need to Eat to Help My Stage 3 CKDIn Stage 3 CKD, a person is more likely to suffer from some obvious symptoms and develop complications of kidney disease due to moderate renal damage. The nutritionists point that eating a proper diet can help preserve kidney function and overall health. Well then, what foods do I need to eat to help my stage 3 chronic kidney disease?

    In stage 3 chronic kidney disease, the kidneys still function sufficiently to remove fluid, potassium and a moderate amount of waste. The goals of friendly-kidney diet should focus on two aspects: on the one hand, it is important to relieve some symptoms like high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, etc; on the other hands, it is important to reduce kidneys’ burden and improve renal function.

    According to the goals, it is better to have such a friendly diet plan.

    1. Reduce fluid intake

    Fluid is not restricted in stage 3 CKD unless you experience fluid retention. Sudden weight again, shortness of breath, swelling in the feet, hands and face as well as high blood pressure are signs of fluid retention.

    2. Regulate protein intake

    Due to moderate kidney damage, patients have to develop a low protein diet, because too much protein intake will produce more wastes like urea. Therefore, it is important to have a low protein diet so as to reduce kidneys’ burden.

    3. Adjust potassium intake

    Usually, potassium is not restricted in stage 3 CKD unless lad tests show potassium is too high. And your doctor may make a low-potassium diet.

    4. Low sodium diet

    Limiting salt and high-sodium foods reduces hypertension, assists blood pressure medicines to work more effectively and treats fluid retention. In addition, low-sodium diet also be helpful for relieving swelling to some extent.

    The mentioned above are general introduction about diet plan for Stage 3 CKD patients. If you want to get the individualized diet plan, just talk with our Online Doctor directly or email to and we will do our best to help you.

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