Stage 4 CKD is the second advanced stage of kidney disease. A healthy diet is commonly recommended to kidney disease patients. Then how much protein to eat with stage 4 CKD?
Protein is the only nutrient (out the four) that cannot be measured in the blood. As a result, protein intake is based on patients’ estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Here is a quick reference guide to help you calculate your intake of protein.
-Kidney Disease Stages 3 to 4 (eGFR of 20 to 60): 0.6 to 0.8 gram per kilo of body weight (e.g. 36 to 48 grams for a 60 kg (130 lb) individual),
-Kidney Disease Stages 4 to 5 (eGFR of 5 to 20): Ideal 20 grams, Max 30 grams total.
It is also important to note that these recommendations are for stage 4 CKD patients who are not receiving dialysis treatment, as soon as they commence dialysis, protein intake will need to be increased. Also you can click How Much Protein You Can Take Per Day to get your personal suggestions about protein intake.
If you still have any questions about how much protein to eat with stage 4 CKD, you can directly consult Online Doctor.
Here experts warn patients with stage 4 CKD that a healthy diet is not enough to treat the disease, what patients really want is such a treatment which can help them avoid dialysis and kidney transplant, thus improving the quality of life. As a matter of fact, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Blood Pollution Therapy, Immunotherapy and other treatments have already been commonly used in clinic to treat kidney disease from the root, which brings new hopes for kidney disease patients.