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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 Patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat Bread

2013-03-18 10:55

Can Patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease Eat BreadCan people with Polycystic Kidney Disease eat bread? For many people, bread with milk is a good choice for their breakfast. However, patients with PKD are always reminded that they should pay attention to their diet, because a healthy diet can support the whole treatment, an unhealthy diet will worsen their health. Therefore, they have to consult doctor before eating any food.

Can patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease eat bread?

Most of us may have heard that bread products can be the foundation of a healthy low-fat diet, which is good for people with PKD. In addition, bread also provides much essential nutrition and has a lot of other benefits, because many types of bread contain heart-healthy nuts or seeds, which are high in unsaturated fats, walnuts and flaxseed, potassium and dietary fiber. Since bread has so many benefits, does it mean all people can consume it? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Because bread usually contains rich potassium, patients with high potassium level had better limit the intake of bread.

Is there such a type of bread suitable for nearly all PKD patients?

Different patients need different nutrition. If your phosphorus or potassium level is higher than the normal, you had better choose French, Italian or white bread instead of whole grain breads. If you are just diagnosed with PKD and your blood test is normal, you can still consume nearly all kinds of bread. Choose suitable type of bread, according to your condition.

Now, we have known the answer of “can patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease eat bread”. A healthy diet is an important part in the whole treatment for people with PKD, but it can’t replace the medical treatment. If you want to slow down or stop your progression of PKD developing renal failure, you can learn more from “Is Kidney Transplant the Ultimate Choice for People with PKD”.

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