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    What Foods Can Help Slow Down PKD And What To Avoid

    2014-03-26 05:49| Font Size A A A

    What Foods Can Help Slow Down PKD And What To AvoidDiet is an important aspect for patients with polycystic kidney disease to protect their kidney function and improve their overall condition. As we know, PKD is a disease which can damage patient’s kidney function gradually, so it is necessary for patients to learn what foods can help slow down PKD and what foods should be avoid by patients.

    Foods that can help slow down PKD:

    1.Appropriate protein:

    Protein is an important nutrient for our body health, and patients should be careful in their protein intake, because protein can produce lots of metabolic wastes, which can increase patient’s kidney burden and aggravate kidney damage.

    Thereby, to protect patient’s kidney function, it is necessary for patients to have restrict their protein intake. Besides, foods with high-quality protein will be needed at this point, and protein sources like egg white, lean meat, milk, etc, are good choices.

    2.High vitamin:

    Vitamin is very important for our body health, and patients should guarantee them high vitamin intake. For example, vitamin C plays a key role in our immune system. So, it is important for patients with PKD to have foods that can provide them abundant vitamin.

    3.Omega-3 fatty acid:

    Omega-3 fatty acid can help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol in blood, and it also has the function of preventing stasis. These functions of omega-3 fatty acid are very helpful for patients with PKD, because cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of death, and hypertension is a complication that can aggravate patient’s condition obviously.

    4.High calcium:

    Patients often have the shortage of calcium when they are in the late stage of kidney disease, so do patients with PKD. And it can cause patients to have renal osteopathy, which is a very severe complication.

    Thereby, it is necessary for patients to increase their calcium intake, which can be achieved by increasing the intake of foods with high calcium, like milk.

    Foods should be avoided:

    1.High caffeine foods:

    Caffeine can promote the secretion of cyst fluid directly, so it is important for patients to avoid foods with abundant caffeine, like chocolate, coffee, coke, tea, etc.

    2.High sodium:

    Sodium is a substance which can cause high blood pressure and edema, so it is necessary for patients with PKD to avoid much sodium intake, And patients should avoid foods with high sodium like processed foods.

    3.High phosphorus:

    High phosphorus is a factor that can contribute to the shortage of calcium, and it is also a factor that can lead to health problems like renal osteopathy and itching, so it is necessary for PKD patients to reduce their phosphorus intake.

    4. High potassium:

    The metabolic disorder of potassium can also cause many health problems, and it is necessary for patients to avoid taking foods with high potassium, because it is also not good for PKD patients. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to be careful in taking foods like banana, beans, tomato, etc.

    PKD patients will have their own needs in their diet, because different patients have different conditions to deal with, and it is necessary for patients to ask for help from their doctor and dietitian. If you need any help, you can also contact our online experts, and we will do our best to help you.


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