Shrimp is a kind of delicious seafood and also has many health benefits. However,can patients with kidney disease eat shrimp?
Whether the patients can eat shrimp varies from individual to individual. The patients with Purpura Nephritis should avoid eating shrimp.This is because seafood is a common allergen which can trigger the disease flare.
In other cases of kidney disease,the patients are not prohibited to eat shrimp,but they should keep moderate consumption.Shrimp and other seafoods are rich in high-quality proteins which are good protein option for the patients with Kidney Disease.However,these seafoods can aggravate inflammatory response in kidneys and may worsen kidney function. If the patients are at recovery stage from Nephritis, it is a wise choice to keep moderate consumption of shrimp.It can help improve the patients’ nutrition status.
For the patients with chronic kidney disease(CKD),the daily recommended protein intake depends on kidney damage degree and severity of proteinuria.If the patients do not have reduced renal function, recommended daily protein consumption is 0.6~0.8 grams/kg per body weight. In this case, shrimp is a good source of proteins for the patients. If the patients suffer declined renal function,they should limit protein intake and shrimp consumption moderately.
A healthy diet for kidney disease can slow the disease progression and improve the overall health condition.Apart from controlling the protein consumption, the patients should also follow the below dietary principles.
-The patients had better avoid drinking.As alcohol may raise blood pressure,interact with medications,exacerbate lipid problems etc.Excess consumption of alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease significantly.
-A low-salt diet is important for the patients with kidney disease. It can reduce retention of fluid in body to control blood pressure and swelling better.
-If potassium and phosphorus levels are high in blood work, the patients should cut down foods high in these minerals.
Moderate consumption of shrimp can be allowed in kidney disease, but some patients can not eat it. If you still want to learn more information on diet for kidney disease, please consult us on line.