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Is A Vegetarian Diet Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Is A Vegetarian Diet Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is one chronically progressive kidney disorder. To improve patients’, a specific diet plan is needed. In view of this, is a vegetarian diet helpful for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

A vegetarian diet requires people to follow a specific and restricted diet plan. In this diet, only vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains can appear. Meanwhile, they should avoid any meat and animal oil completely. For PKD patients, a vegan-vegetarian diet can produce a lot of benefits for them. They are:

- Slow down the growth of renal cysts

- Reduce protein leakage in the urine

- Slow the decline of glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

- Improve lipid profile of the blood

- Delay the onset age of PKD symptoms

- Prevent PKD from developing into kidney failure

- Stabilize electrolyte balance

As a vegetarian diet can bring so many benefits for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, it is worth to making so many sacrifices to maintain their great health.

Now, we give out some suggestions to help you make a healthy vegan-vegetarian diet.

1. Sodium restriction for vegetarian diet

High blood pressure is one common PKD symptom that requires to limit the intake of sodium. A low-sodium diet ranges from 2,000 to 3,000 mg. Therefore, patients had better stay away from salted nuts, frozen entrees, miso, marinated tofu products, salty condiment, etc.

2. Protein restriction for vegetarian diet

It is a long time that high protein consumption has been proven to cause potential harmful effects on kidneys even for healthy people. Besides, monitoring the source of protein may be more effective than restricting the amount of protein to prevent kidney failure. Fortunately, plant sources alone can meet patients’ need for high-quality protein. Soy and meat analogs have similar amino acids to that of meat and eggs, so you can add them to your vegetarian diet.

Since the words here are limited, we can only introduce several suggestions to help PKD patients make a healthy vegetarian diet. If you want to learn to make a specific diet plan in detail, we are glad to teach you for free. Leaving a message below or consulting the doctor online can contact us directly.

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