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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.

Low-protein Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)

2013-09-14 16:37

Low-protein Diet For Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD)Although there is no treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease yet, diet really play a significant role in the whole treatment. A well planned diet can not only help control symptoms but also delay its progression. And the following part is mainly on low-protein diet for sufferers of this disease.

Reason to choose low-protein diet

As an important nutrient, protein is very important for patient’s health. It is known that excessive intake of protein will aggravate the burden of kidneys, so the quantity of protein should be limited.

What does low-protein diet mean?

Low-protein diet does not only mean a small amount of protein diet, but also indicate patients should take high-quality protein to keep the normal operation of the body.

Then what are the suggested foods?

Grain products: rice, wheat flour, millet, etc.

Vegetables: celery, carrot, eggplant, etc.

Meat: lean meat, grass carp and on on.

Other foods: milk, eggs and so on.

The above is just a general example, to avoid the deterioration of this disease, the intake of protein should be in accordance with your illness condition. If you are interested in the specific diet, you can email, we’re glad to help.

Low-protein diet alone is not enough to treat PKD. There are still something that you should pay attention to in diet. For example, avoid pickled foods and spicy foods, such as pepper, shrimp, etc. For those develop into renal insufficiency or kidney failure, soy products and greasy foods should be avoided.

If you happen to be person with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you should follow a low-protein diet strictly. In addition, you should seek for proper treatments according to your own condition, the earlier the treatment, the better the result. Any questions about this topic, you can leave us a message below.

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