Different from healthy people’s daily diet, a person with Stage 3 CKD has many dietary restrictions due to moderate kidney damage. There is a concerned question among patients: is it safe to drink coconut milk with Stage 3 CKD? If you are interested in the question, please read on.
Coconut milk is loved by many people because it is good in taste and is an excellent drinks to quench thirst. As we all know coconut is rich in sugar, fat, protein, vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, so it can effectively supply nutrients for our body and improve the body’s resistance to disease. Therefore, most of people can get many healthy benefits from drinking coconut milk. However, for patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease, they have to pay more attention to their own kidney conditions.
Generally speaking, stage 3 kidney disease patients are not suggested to drink it, because the renal function has been damaged to some degree in the stage. Coconut milk is a good source of protein, while stage 3 patients should have a low-protein diet in order to reduce impaired kidneys’ burden and protect residual renal function. Due to moderate renal damage, patients are prone to suffer from hyperkalemia or high phosphorus level. Under such a condition, illness conditions of patients will be worsen if you drink too much coconut milk.
Through the above analysis, we can see that Stage 3 CKD patients has better not drink it. However, if they have to, it is important to consult the nutritionist or our Online Doctors, all of them will give you better advice. If you want to get an individualized diet plan, you can attach your test reports to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below directly and you will get free and professional suggestions within 24 hours!