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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.

Healthy Breakfast for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patient

2013-08-09 14:30

Healthy Breakfast for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientNo matter how your condition is, breakfast plays a vital role to keep your overall health. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, a healthy breakfast means a good beginning of the whole treatment. Today, we are here to guide these patients to arrange a well planned breakfast.

Basic requirements of foods for PKD patients

As PKD renal cysts grow, they may cause the kidneys to lose ability to remove excess fluid, waste products and toxins from the body gradually. Then, high blood pressure, proteinuria, urinary tract infections, blood urine or even high potassium or phosphorus level occurs along with.

In view of this, avoiding foods rich in sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorus can either reduce the workload on kidneys or ease patients’ symptoms. On the contrary, foods that can improve kidney function, slow down the progression of PKD or prevent infections are available for these patients.

Learn to make a healthy breakfast for PKD patients

According to patients’ individual condition, the recommended amount of every nutrition is different. For example, if your PKD is in stage 1 or stage 2, you can take 0.8g/Kg of protein one daily, while you can take 0.6g/Kg of protein every day if your condition has progresses to advanced stages. (Here, you can send you latest test report or describe your illness condition to, so we can help you make sure how much protein, sodium, potassium and other minerals you can take one daily and then send them to you.)

Next, the following are four common choices of breakfast for PKD patients. If you are told one of them are suitable for you, you can try it.

● A bowl of oatmeal and an apple

● One glass of cranberry juice or carrot juice and one piece of toast and jam

● 1/2 pint of milk, toast and marmalade

● Corn flakes and one egg white

Different patients need different combinations of foods for their breakfast. Before beginning any type of breakfast, make sure you have got the permission of your doctor or the online doctor.

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