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A Weight Loss Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

A Weight Loss Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsSome Polycystic Kidney Disease patients are overweight that isn’t conducive to manage their complications like high blood pressure. In this condition, it is quite important to control these patients’ weight through a healthy diet plan. How to develop a weight loss diet for PKD patients?

What benefits can PKD patients who are obese get from weight loss?

In the early stage, all kidney cysts are still small, so patients don’t have any discomfort or symptom. However, with the growth of PKD kidney cysts, they will replace kidney functioning tissues gradually. Then, patients who are overweight can get the following benefits from weight loss. They are:

- Better blood pressure control

- Decrease of cholesterol and triglyceride levels

- Feeling more energy

- Having a desire to do exercise

- Qualification for kidney transplant if PKD progresses into kidney failure

The key to healthy weight loss

As we know, the equation about our weight is simple: if we take in more calories than the body burn, we gain weight. On the contrary, if we take in fewer calories than the body burn, we lose weight. From this point, patients should reduce their calorie and fat intake persistently, and several tips can help them to achieve this goal easier.

* Substitute fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks high in fat. If patients have high potassium level, they should pay attention to the consumption of these foods.

* Choose lean meat instead of fat meat and buy water-packed canned chicken, tuna, and so on.

* Buy low-sodium foods

* Try to take low-fat salad dressing and mayonnaise if patients like to eat them.

* Eat high-fiber foods like celery to improve patients’ digestive system.

* Drink more water if patients can still urinate normally.

Many other suggestions can also help keep a balanced weight for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients. If you are interested about them, you can email to kidneyservice@hotmail.com.

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