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Should A PKD Patient Follow Low Protein Diet

Should A PKD Patient Follow Low Protein DietIn most cases, kidney disease patients are suggested to follow low protein diet. Well, should a PKD patient follow low protein diet?

Yes, it is necessary for people with this disease to eat less protein foods.

☆ Then, why?

Simply speaking, kidneys work as blood-cleaners in our body. And one of their important functions is to discharge wastes and toxins out of the body. If PKD patient ingest too much protein foods, the injured kindeys have to work harder and harder to excrete its metabolite. Over time, kidney damage will become more serious.

☆ How much protein can PKD patient eat?

In general, doctors will suggest people with PKD to restrict their protein intake within 0.6-0.8g/kg per day. So, if your body weight is 65kg, you can eat 39-52g protein. If the condition is serious, the amount can be controlled within 0.4-0.6g/kg per day; If the patient is on dialysis, the consumption of protein shoud be increased to 1.0-1.2g/kg, as many useful substances will be removed during the process.

☆ Which kind of protein is recommended?

To be honest, people with this genetic disease should eat some high-quality protein foods to meet the physical demand of our body. And these foods can be found in milk, egg white, lean meat, fish, chicken and so on.

After the above analysis, I think you have known whether polycystic kidney disease patient should follow low protein diet or not. Except for this, they also need to pay attention to other aspects of diet. For example, eat less salt, fat, stay away from stimulating foods, quit drinking, ingest right amonut of fresh fruits and vegetables. For detailed tips, you are welcomded to leave us message kidneyservice@hotmail.com.

PKD patient should follow a low protein diet. If not, it will make the condition worse.

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