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Daily Protein Intake for PKD Patient

2013-09-01 15:06

Daily Protein Intake for PKD PatientUnfortunately, as at today, there is no known effective cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease and a person diagnosed with this disorder can develop Kidney Failure. However, a properly mapped diet can be followed, which can help slow down the disease's progression and postpone renal failure. This article will introduce about daily protein intake for PKD patient.

For personalized advice, chat with our online doctor now! Or, read on to find more information. In general, people with PKD are suggested to follow a low-protein diet and try to keep the amount no more than 0.8 grams per kilo of body weight which is about 0.4 grams per pound. This is because:

When the liver breaks down protein, it produces a waste product called urea, which the kidneys are responsible for getting rid of. Hence, excessive protein intake will produce large quantities of urea. This will puts more strain on the Polycystic Kidneys.

PKD patients are suggested to tract how much protein they eat on an average day and those who are getting more than 0.8 grams should cut back the amount. Eat less meat, cheese, and even a little less of higher protein beans and legumes like chickpeas and lentils. Use vegetables and grains for the main dishes.

A diet low in protein can help prevent PKD from getting worse or even help people avoid Dialysis for many years. Other useful tips on meal plan may also include:

▪ Have more omega-3 fatty acids that have proven to have excellent potential in decreasing the possibility of kidney cysts from occurrence. Try foods such as fish, flake seed oil, linseed oil, pecans, walnuts, etc.

▪ Limit the intake of salt and sugar. Avoid artificial sugar completely and instead opt for fruits and fruit juices instead. For more information, please Email us at kidney-support@hotmail.com.

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