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Foods To Avoid For Patients With Stage 3 PKD

Foods To Avoid For Patients With Stage 3 PKDStage 3 Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) means patient is a middle stage of his disease, which indicates patient’s kidney function is moderately damaged. And patients begin to have some obvious symptoms in his body.

Diet plays an important role in regulating our body health, so it is necessary for patients with stage 3 PKD to know what foods are dangerous for their condition, and that is very helpful for patients to protect his overall health and kidney function.

1. High protein foods:

To protect their remaining kidney function, it is important for patients to avoid foods that contain high protein, especially foods that contain low-quality protein.

Protein can produce lots of metabolic wastes which should be filtrated out by kidney. For patients with PKD, that will increase their kidney burden, and it is very likely to aggravate their kidney damage.

2. Much salt:

Salt is the main source of sodium, and it is very important for patients with stage 3 PKD to avoid take much salt in his diet.

Much sodium in body can cause patients with kidney disease to have edema and hypertension easily. And hypertension is very common in patients with PKD, which can appear in the early stage. So, if patient take much salt, that can aggravate their high blood pressure easily.

In fact, hypertension is a complication that can aggravate patient’s kidney function obviously, so it is important for patients with PKD to avoid taking food that contain much salt, like processed foods.

3. High purine:

Patients with PKD often have joint pain, which is very likely to be caused by gout, and that is caused by high uric acid in patient’s body. For patients with stage 3 PKD, avoiding taking high purine foods is beneficial for them to prevent or relieve gout.

To prevent this problem, it is necessary for patients to avoid foods that contain high purine, like animal organ, fish, bean products, etc.

4. High oxalate:

Kidney stone is a common complication in patients with PKD, and patients should take measures to prevent this problem.

To reach this purpose, foods with high oxalate should also be avoided, because that can promote the appearance of kidney stone.

5. Alcohol:

Alcohol is very dangerous for patients with PKD. It can stimulate the activity of polycystin, which can promote the secretion of cyst fluid. And alcohol can also cause many other health problems, like aggravating patient’s hypertension, promoting the decomposition of protein, etc.

6. High phosphorus and potassium:

Kidney damage can cause patients to have the metabolic disorder of electrolytes, and patients are very likely to have hyperphosphatemia and hyperkalemia, which can cause many health problems. If patients have these problems, it is important for them to avoid taking foods that contain high level of these substances.

These are some important points about foods that may need to be avoided by patients with stage 3 PKD. In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with kidney disease, you can leave us a message, and we will do what we can to help you.

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