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    Is Eating Crab, Lobster Scallops or Clams OK for PKD Patients

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    Is Eating Crab, Lobster Scallops or Clams OK for PKD PatientsPKD (polycystic kidney disease) patients usually need to develop a balanced and healthy diet plan to slow down the progression of illness condition. Due to strict dietary restrictions, some patients wonder whether they can eating crab, lobster scallops or clams or not. Now, let’s look at the passage.

    Crab, lobster scallops and calms belong to seafood. Everything has two sides and there is no exception of food. Some patients Whether patients can eat them should depend on patients’ illness condition.

    Keep away from them if you have severe kidney damage.

    As we all know, PKD is a genetic disorder. Along with the growth and increase of kidney cyst, they will replace more and more kidney functioning tissues, causing excessive waste products and toxins building up in the blood. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, uric acid level raises easily. In view of this, PKD patients are recommended to limit the intake of purine, a great source of uric acid.

    In addition, polycystic kidneys cannot remove phosphorus completely, causing high phosphorus level in blood. Some seafood such as shrimp, lobster scallops and crab are high in phosphorus, so patients with high levels of phosphorus in blood need to avoid these seafood.

    All in all, PKD patients should avoid the food with purine and high phosphorus level, especially when you have advanced kidney damage. By the way, aside from the mentioned above, there are other requirements that PKD patients should obey.

    1. Reduce protein intake

    2. Have a low-salt diet

    3. Patients should also pay attention to the foods that loaded in potassium.

    4. Patients should have a healthy lifestyle.

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