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How Much Potassium Should Stage 3 CKD Patients Eat Daily

How Much Potassium Should Stage 3 CKD Patients Eat DailyHaving a proper potassium intake is very important thing for patients with Stage 3 CKD. This is because their kidney cannot function well to remove excessive electrolytes efficiently from their blood. Well then, how much potassium should stage 3 kidney disease patients eat daily?

Actually, how much potassium is proper for you should depend on your specific illness conditions. For example, what is your serum potassium level and your present renal functions. Just like the intake of salt, it should not be fixed for every patients. Kidney disease patients should limit salt intake, however, if patients have no edema or high blood pressure, they need not have so strict restriction on salt intake. Now, there is a reference about potassium intake for stage 3 kidney disease patients. You can choose appropriate one as your guideline.

The normal potassium level in the blood is 3.5-5.5mmol/L. If Chronic Kidney Disease patients have blood potassium level higher than 5.5mmol/L or if their daily urine output is less than 1000ml, they need to limit potassium intake through diets. Low-potassium is 1500-2000mg/d. In order to develop low-potassium diet, patients should avoid or at least limit these foods, such as bananas, spinach, white beans, baked potatoes, backed acorn squash, dried apricots, yogurt, salmon, mushroom, avocados, and so on.

Besides, in order to reduce kidney’s burden, it is of great importance to have low-protein, low-salt, low-fat, low-phosphorus as well as high vitamins intake. To get an individualized diet plan, you also can contact with our Online Doctor or email to us at or leave a message below directly and we will do our best to help you!

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