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Foods For PKD Patients With High Blood Pressure

2013-05-08 16:22

Foods For PKD Patients With High Blood PressureWhat foods should be given a PKD patient with high blood pressure? If you are a PKD patient and experiencing high blood pressure at the same time, this article will be worth reading.

For a PKD patient with high blood pressure, the available foods go as follow:

1. Foods light in taste

Compared with pickled foods, blander foods are more beneficial for PKD patients who are suffering blood pressure problem, as high salt diet not only elevates blood pressure, but also cause extra burden on kidney, which is bad for patients recovery. Therefore, remember to add less salt while cooking.

2. Vegetables low in sodium

High sodium intake is a taboo for PKD patients who are told to have high blood pressure, so choosing vegetables low in sodium like cabbage, cauliflower, chickpeas, collard greens, lettuces, lima beans, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and so on.

3. Fruits low in sodium

Fruits low in sodium help PKD patients to bring their blood pressure into normal range easier. In our daily life, frutis low in sodium include dried apricots, cantaloupe, dried figs, grapes, pineapple, and seedless raisins. Sodium-free fruit includes apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, sweet cherries, dates and kiwifruits and so on.

4. Foods with high quality protein

PKD is a genetic kidney problem which can cause excess protein in urine. With PKD and high blood pressure, adjust daily foods to limit protein intake will be beneficial. Also, the meet the basic physical demand, 60% of the protein intake should be high quality protein which can be found in fish, lean meat, egg white and milk.

With different severity of illness condition and high blood pressure, PKD patients need to follow different dietary principles. Therefore, if you want to know the suitable food lists for you, please consult our consultant online.

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