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Alternative Foods to Protein for People with PKD

For people with PKD, some of them may be suggested to control the intake of protein so as to reduce the workload on the kidney. Are there some alternative foods to protein for people with PKD?

The Doctor Answered:

Alternative Foods to Protein for People with PKDFirstly, we need know not every people with PKD needs to control the intake of protein. People with early-stage Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) don’t need to limit the intake of protein if their kidney function is still normal. Once part of kidney function loses, they have to control the intake of protein. At this moment, alternative foods to protein is necessary for them.

Firstly, you can eat small portions of high-quality protein foods such as eggs, milk, meat, poultry and fish. These foods can guarantee that you take enough protein but don’t increase the workload on the kidney.

Secondly, you can eat nearly all kinds of fruits, vegetables and grains if your potassium and phosphorus level both are normal.

Finally, healthy fats such as olive oil are also suitable for you to help you get enough calories. According to your specific condition, different foods may be added into your diet. To arrange a scientific diet, you had better consult the doctor and let them help you.

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