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Is Chicken OK to Eat with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

Is Chicken OK to Eat with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney DiseaseSome patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have many symptoms, such as high creatinine level, gout, high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, etc. These problems make patients not dare to eat any food freely. Chicken is one common meat in our daily life. Can patients with stage 3 kidney disease consume it?

For healthy people, chicken is one good food choice to nourishing their body as well as kidneys. This is because chicken contains rich nutritions. Protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, a variety of vitamins, etc, all appear in chicken. Therefore, healthy people can get a lot of benefits from consumption of chicken. However, the condition may be different for patients with Stage 3 CKD.

If patients don’t have any obvious symptom, chicken can be a good source of high-quality protein. Therefore, they can still eat correct amount of chicken to meet their body’s protein need. At the same time, they should reduce other sources of protein intake like egg and milk.

From the above analysis, we can know a part of stage 3 kidney disease patients indeed can eat some chicken in their daily life. However, for some other kidney patients, they are required to pay highly attention to their chicken intake. There are several reasons:

1. Abundant phosphorus in the chicken that can increase patients’ high phosphorus level.

2. Creatine in the chicken may cause elevation of serum creatinine level

3. Chicken also contain rich fat that is another reason that kidney disease patients should control their intake.

Since patients’ medical conditions change from case to case, you had better consult the online doctor about the exact answer to determine whether you can consume chicken or not. If you are admitted to eat chicken, remember not to add extra salt when cooking chicken.

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