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What Can I Eat with PKD

What Can I Eat with PKDWhat can I eat with Polycystic Kidney Disease? PKD is one complex kidney disorder to deal with, so effective medical therapies along with a correct diet plan are very important. Some foods can help slow down the progress of Polycystic Kidney Disease, while some other foods may speed up this progress. Therefore, patients should make clear what foods they can eat.

1. Low-salt foods

Extra salt can make excessive amount of sodium deposited in the body to disturb the mineral balance in kidneys. This can increase the risk of high blood pressure, which one common complication of PKD.

2. Low-fat foods

It is reported that high-fat foods, such as fried foods, fat meat and animal giblets, is more likely to result in the further deterioration of PKD. Consume a low-fat meal plan full of vegetables and fruits that can do a lot to treat this inherited kidney disease.

3. Plant proteins to replace animal proteins

As introduced by nephrologists, plant proteins are able to lower PKD patients’ high blood pressure and slow the growth of kidney cysts. Therefore, these patients may find a difference when they add soy proteins into their diet, but traditional fermented soy products like tofu should be avoided.

4. Foods with rich omega-3 fatty acid

Some studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acid shows great inflammatory effect, which can help protect kidneys and slow the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Flaxseed, fish oil, walnuts, linseed, and so on are common foods high in this substance.

5. Foods rich in high-quality protein

Because high-quality protein produces less waste product, they can reduce the burden on kidneys. Thereby, foods with rich high-quality protein is recommended for PKD patients, but the total amount should be limited.

Many other dietary tips are also helpful for PKD patients, but we can’t list them one by one because of limited words here. If you want to learn more about them, just leave us a message in the form below.

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