In Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease, patients can still live with their own kidneys, so their diet, nutrition and recipe goals are to help protect patients' remaining kidney function and improve their overall health condition. Follow a scientific diet plan, so patients with Stage 3 CKD can find a great difference.
If you are diagnosed with stage 3 renal disease, you can learn to arrange a kidney-friendly diet plan beginning from this article.
What can a healthy diet plan do for patients with Stage 3 CKD?
In this moderate stage, kidneys can still remove extra fluid, sodium, potassium, creatinine, urea and other wastes products but may be not so efficiently, while these substances mainly come from foods and drinks patients consume. Therefore, a right diet plan can help manage:
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
- Swelling or edema
- Vitamin deficiency
- High BUN or creatinine level
- Low calcium level and high phosphorus level
- High potassium level
Dietary and nutritional principles for stage 3 renal disease patients
1. Develop a low-protein diet
Because waste products of protein metabolism like urea are discharged out of the body via kidneys, low-protein diet can help reduce the burden on kidneys. Kidney patients in stage 3 are suggested to take in 0.6~0.8 g/kg body weight of protein every day.
Besides, at least half of patients' protein should come from foods with high-quality protein including fish, milk, egg white, lean meat, and so on.
2. Follow a low-sodium diet
The recommendation for sodium intake in stage 3 kidney disease is about 1,000~4,000 mg per day. If patients have high blood pressure or swelling, they had better limit their sodium intake to 1,500~2,000 mg/day.
Thereby, patients should avoid high-sodium foods such as processed foods, canned foods, bacon, fried potatoes, salty condiments, etc.
3. Pay attention to fluid intake
Generally, Stage 3 CKD patients don't need to restrict their fluid intake unless swelling or high blood pressure occurs.
4. Take in correct amount of potassium and phosphorus
If patients' blood potassium or phosphorus level is higher than the normal values, they need to develop a low-potassium or low-phosphorus diet plan. Otherwise, they don't need to limit their potassium or phosphorus intake.
5. Consume more foods rich in antioxidant and unsaturated fatty acid
Antioxidant can help protect remaining kidney functioning tissues, while unsaturated fatty acid is able to inhibit inflammatory reactions within kidneys. Therefore, foods rich in these two substances can help slow down the progression of kidney disease.
Cranberry, red bell pepper, cabbage, etc, are rich in antioxidant, and fish oil, flaxseed oil, and so on, contains rich unsaturated fatty acid.
The above are some general dietary and nutrient suggestions for patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. However, no single kidney-friendly diet plan can fit every patient, because the detailed diet plan and recipes should depend on patients' illness condition. If you want to get an individual diet plan or recipes, you can leave a message below or email to email@example.com. Dietitians here can help you arrange such a diet plan in detail.
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