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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 Improve Low GFR and Low Immunity

2014-09-30 07:33

How to Improve Low GFR and Low ImmunityGFR, namely Glomerular Filtration Rate, is one of the blood tests indicator reflecting how well your kidneys are working. It means the passing amount of wastes and toxins in the blood filtered by the glomeruli. The normal level of GFR is 80-120ml/min. When its level declines, it indicates kidney damage, and can lead to low immunity. Today, I will introduce you several ways to improve GFR and low immunity.

Dietary suggestions

● Limit your sodium intake

This is to prevent water-sodium retention which will lead to swelling and high blood pressure, causing further kidney damage. Aim for a daily average intake of 2,000 to 3,000 or less milligrams of sodium.

- Try not to eat processed foods, canned foods, fast foods, and packaged foods, etc.

- keep sauces and seasonings out of your sight to avoid hidden, added sodium.

- Identify sodium content in by reading labels when shopping.

- Adding herbs and pepper in place of salt during cooking.

--Avoid salt substitutes, which have potassium chloride in place of sodium chloride, if you have been told to limit dietary potassium.

● Limit protein intake

Proteinuria, which is characterized by a leakage of protein in urine, is a result of low GFR. Therefore, you should limit your protein intake to maintain a stable GFR.

You stage of kidney disease will determine the appropriate amount of protein for you diet. In Stage 1 through 3 Chronic Kidney Disease, it is reported that 0.6-0.8 gram per kilogram of body weight is OK.

Foods high in protein are meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and soy products. However, you can take lean meat, egg white, fish that contain high-quality protein.

● Taking enough vitamins and calories

Due to some dietary restriction and digestive problems, patients may have a weak body with low immunity. Taking enough vitamins and calories is very necessary for this condition.

Medical treatment

Diet can help you slow down the progression of illness condition but cannot solve the underlying problem. To increase GFR and enhance immunity, you should take measures to improve kidney function.

Nowadays, more and more people prefer to take Traditional Chinese Medicine, because they are natural and effective. As for you, you can consult our experts online for suggestions. Or you can leave a message below. We will reply you within 24 hours.

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