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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.

How to Keep a Proper Diet for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

2014-05-23 02:11

How to Keep a Proper Diet for Patients with Chronic Kidney DiseaseChronic kidney patients’ diet can play an important role in the disease. During the process of treatment, except for the professional treatment, patients also need a balanced and scientific dietary. Therefore, patients should pay attention to eat properly and not be blind to eat foods which are harmful to their illness condition. How to keep a proper diet for patients with chronic kidney disease?

According to the features of patients’ illness condition, the proper dietary includes the following aspects.

1. Low salt and low fat diet.

If the Chronic kidney disease patients have swelling or edema and high blood pressure (hypertension), they need to limit the intake of salt. Since low salt can be beneficial to avoid retention of sodium and water and prevent aggravating swelling and high blood pressure.

Fat can lead to arteriosclerosis. While renal disease is the common symbol of arteriosclerosis. Therefore, we need to adopt the vegetable fat and control the animal fat.

2. High quality of protein.

Too much intake of protein will increase the kidneys’ burden. So patients need to control the intake of protein.

3. Calories supplement

Lack of calories will lead to high creatinine levels and high urea nitrogen, aggravating illness condition. Therefore, supplying calories is essential to the patients.

4. Low potassium diet

Hyperkalemia is one of the complications in the chronic kidney failure. The serious hyperkalemia can lead to the cardiac arrest and even mortal danger.

5. High calcium and low phosphorus diet

Electrolyte imbalance, low calcium and high phosphorus are very common in the chronic kidney disease. So patients need to keep high calcium and low phosphorus diet.

How to keep a proper diet for patients with chronic kidney disease? After reading the introduction, I sincerely hope that patients can make a plan for diet to control illness condition and prevent worsening disease.

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