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A Diet Plan For Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2014-02-27 10:27

A Diet Plan For Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsPolycystic kidney disease(PKD) is a life-threatening genetic disorders since it is caused by one specific gene. A properly managed PKD diet should be followed, which is able to help postpone the onset of the disease at an earlier age. And this article will help you know what you must and mustn’t include in your renal diet.

1. Have less protein intake

When kidneys work improperly, the waste product of protein, called urea, cannot be removed from the body. Therefore, less protein intake should be followed; otherwise, it will workload your kidneys. Avoid eating all types of meat and chicken as they are high protein content, such as legumes, groundnuts, corn, beans.

2. Consume healthy fats like avocado and oliver oil

High fiber vegetables and fruits in your diet, including spinach, broccoli, cabbage, pomegranate, papaya and bananas

3. Have more omega-3

It is proven that omega-3 fatty acids have excellent potential in reducing the possibility of kidney cysts from occurring as they have have the function of anti-inflammation, anti-hypertensive and lipid-lowering effects. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, flake seed oil, linseed oil, pecans and walnuts.

4. Low sodium diet

Too much sodium intake will disturb the balance of minerals in kidneys, which is able to increase the chances of high blood pressure among people with PKD.

5. Balance potassium intake

An increase of high potassium level in blood can escalate the chances of heart related problems. You must avoid foods rich in potassium like sweet potatoes, papaya, prune, raisins, cantaloupe, melon, oranges, mangoes, pears and honeydew, etc.

A well-balanced diet is more likely to help people avoid dialysis for many years. Of course, diet treatment plus effectively medical treatment will be more better for polycystic kidney disease patients.

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