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CKD Stage4: How Much Protein I Should Have

When people is early diagnosed with Kidney Disease, the doctor usually advises his or her patient to limit the intake of protein food, because much protein foods will increase the labor of the damaged kidneys. However, when the kidney damage develops into advanced stages, including CKD stage 4 and Stage5, the limitation on protein will not only end, but maybe also need to increase the intake due to personal conditions.
CKD Stage4: How Much Protein I Should Have

One thing should be pointed out that how much protein you should have differs as individual condition. If you need the exact personal answer, you can leave a message to kidneyservice@hotmail.com or consult our online service directly. It is free and safe. Your medical conditions will never be exposed from our website.

CKD Stage4 and Protein Intake

Restricted protein intake is suggested for patients with CKD stage through stage IV. And the protein intake is restricted in the stage IV, before dialysis is necessary.

In CKD stage4, the dietary protein in suggested as low as 10%, however, you are suggested to consult your doctor as this number can be changed due to different individuals. Vegan diet seems a better choice than average diet for it contains 10%~12% protein which is less than that of the latter one --14%~18%.

Patients with CKD stage 4 are suggested to take a very restricted protein Diet for excess protein at this stage will easily cause vomiting, nausea, poor appetite, itching, weakness etc.

To put this into perspective: you not only need to limit the amount of protein intake, but also reduce the type of it. Vegetarian protein is a better choice for CKD stage 4, because it can be digested with less protein waste buildup. In addition, vegetarian diet helps control the levels of sodium, potassium and phosphorous. If you need the vegetarian protein list for CKD Stage4, you can leave a message below. Or ask your doctor or dietitian how much protein you should have. Your dietitian can help you make a meal plan that helps you get the right amount of protein.

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