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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.

Is Eating Crab, Lobster Scallops or Clams OK for PKD Patients

2015-06-02 11:19

Is Eating Crab, Lobster Scallops or Clams OK for PKD PatientsPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can cause kidney damage, so patients are sometimes required to limit some food. This is to reduce burden on kidneys. Is eating crab, lobster scallops or clams OK for PKD patients?

Food suggestions for Polycystic Kidney Disease

There are five stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease. In the early stage (stage 1,2), patients have very small kidney cysts and see no symptoms. In that case, patients can take what they want to eat. In the advanced stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease, the kidneys are moderately to severely damaged, failing to remove wastes and toxins inside the body. In that case, patients need to reduce sodium, protein, potassium, phosphorous or even calcium intake.

Seafood for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Eating crab, lobster scallops or some other seafood are rich in protein and purine. If Polycystic Kidney Disease patients have kidney dysfunction, they are not suggested taking these foods in order to protect the kidney function. You can send your test report to us at or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours, giving you some suggestions for free.

What food is good for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Some fresh vegetables and fruits such as cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, red bell peppers and cranberry, apple and pomegranate are good choices. In addition, foods rich in vitamins and high-quality protein are also recommended.

You should consult your dietitian or doctor what food you can eat based on your own illness condition.

Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

A restricted diet is not enough for Polycystic Kidney Disease, and patients need to take medication to slow down the progression of kidney disease and prevent Kidney Failure. As for natural treatments, you can consult our doctor online directly.

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