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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.

Eating Too Much Protein and Polycystic Kidney Disease

2018-10-22 08:26

Eating Too Much Protein and Polycystic Kidney DiseaseProteins are of great nutritional value and are directly involved in the chemical processes essential for life, so all people need to eat protein. In this article, we will discuss eating too much protein and polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Eating too much protein is not good for PKD patients to protect renal function.

In early stage of PKD, renal function is still normal. There is no need to limit protein intake. But as the renal cysts grow, they will impair kidneys and make renal function decline. The damaged kidneys can not retain protein in body. The more protein you eat, the more protein will go out. And massive protein leakage can speed up glomerulosclerosis so as to make kidney condition worse. Therefore, you had better follow a low amount of high quality protein intake. Egg white, lean meat, milk, fish and so on are all high quality protein.

How much protein can you eat with PKD?

The amount of protein intake depends on your medical condition. Generally speaking, it is recommended to take 1-1.2 g/kg protein intake per day. When you are in stage 3 PKD, 0.8-1 g/kg is OK. When you are in stage 4 PKD, 0.6-0.8 g/kg is suggested. When you are in stage 5 PKD, if you do not start dialysis, you can take 0.4-0.6 g/kg protein; if you have start dialysis, a high protein intake is recommended.

Besides protein intake, what diet should you take?

Salt intake should be paid attention. Because too much salt intake can make blood pressure higher. Foods high in salt include smoked, cured, salted or canned meat, fish or poultry, frozen breaded meats and dinners, salted nuts, etc.

Apart from diet, you should follow an appropriate medical treatment to control PKD well. In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is often used. It can shrink renal cysts and stop cysts from growing further as well as improving renal function.

Now you know that with PKD, you can not eat too much protein. For more information on PKD diet and treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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