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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.

Can People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Red Meat

2013-04-24 16:11

Can People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Red MeatMost often, red meat is an indispensable food in our daily life, and some people with PKD even say they can’t live without red meat. Then, can people with Polycystic Kidney Disease eat red meat? It must be one of their biggest doubts about their diet.

Red meat especially lean red meat is a good source of iron. Some people with Polycystic Kidney Disease have anemia. Iron deficiencies can worsen patients’ anemia, learning problems, low energy and behavioral issues. Iron supply is able to remit patients’ anemia and make red blood cells transport enough oxygen to all parts of the body including kidneys.

Lean red meat can also supply a good amount of B vitamins that has a benefit of building a strong immune system so that patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease fight against their disease better. In addition, lean red meat can also help supply zinc. Taking correct amount of zinc is able to help build muscle mass, strengthen immune system and prompt a healthy brain.

Since red meat contains so many nutritions, does it mean people with Polycystic Kidney Disease can consume it arbitrarily? Of course not, because red meat is also an important source of protein. For people with PKD especially advanced PKD, taking excessive protein can produce a lot of waste productions so that increases the burden on the damaged kidney.

Generally, 0.6g of lean red meat is recommended to meet patients’ protein need one daily. However, some other high-quality protein is also needed such as milk and egg white. The total amount of protein people with PKD can take every day is decided by their specific condition.

Never ignore the important role of healthy diet in your whole treatment. To make sure you consume correct amount of protein, you can send your specific condition to the email pkdclinic888@hotmail.comso that we can help you make a correct diet plan.

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