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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Some Tips About Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2013-12-24 14:10

Some Tips About Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsAs we all know a healthy diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease plays an important role in slowing down its progression and alleviate the symptoms effectively, and above all, it helps patients to avoid dialysis or kidney transplant to a large extent. Do you want to know some tips about diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, please try to read this article carefully. Hope can help you greatly.

Generally speaking, the diet for PKD patients should be a high-quality protein, low-salt, the right amount of potassium and phosphorus, etc. In a word, they need to pay close attention to every food consumed from their dinner table. When needed, try to adjust your dietary strategies properly under the guidance of professional kidney disease doctors. Some other specific tips about diet for polycystic kidney disease patients are introduced as follow:

1. Choose low sodium foods and condiments.Try to eat less than 3000 milligrams of sodium per day, which is because low level of sodium is good for slowing down the progression of PKD.

2. Eat more high-fiber carbohydrates: Recent studies have showed that people with PKD and other kidney diseases may be mildly or acutely insulin resistant. High insulin levels are linked with heart disease and possibly faster rates of PKD progression.

3. If you are suffering from PKD, the foods rich in oxalic acid need to be avoided strictly. Like spinach, rhubarb, sugar beet, eggplant, and cocoa, all of these foods are good source of oxalic acid.

In addition to the above tips about patients’ diet, keeping a healthy lifestyle is also very important, such as reduce stress in your life, avoid inflammation, avoid drinking and smoking, etc.

Finally, if you want to get more useful suggestions about diet for polycystic kidney disease, please contact us by whether leaving a message below or talking with our online doctors. Our final purpose is to help every PKD patient lives a normal life as a healthy person. Best wishes!

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