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Can I Eat Sour Cream With with Stage Three Kidney Disease

2015-12-06 02:43

Can I Eat Sour Cream With with Stage Three Kidney DiseaseSour cream is one such fatty foods with immense health benefits including lowering the bad cholesterol levels, containing probiotics or health enhancing bacteria and providing more than 100 calories per serving. Well can stage three chronic kidney disease(CKD) patients eat sour cream?

Generally speaking, stage 3 CKD patients need to restrict the intake of dairy products because they contain high levels of phosphorus including milk, yogurt and cheese. However, not all kinds of dairy products will be excluded from the renal diet. Cream cheese is lower in phosphorus so it is allowed in renal diet. Moderate consumption is good. How much you can eat mainly depends on your illness conditions.

Why low phosphorus level is necessary for CKD stage three patients?

Calcium and phosphorus are two minerals in body and they help the bone strong. Healthy kidneys can discharge extra phosphorus from the body to keep phosphorus level balanced. However, in stage 3 CKD, kidneys can not work properly so phosphorus will build up in your blood. Too much phosphorus will cause decreased level of calcium in your blood, which can lead to bone disease. Besides, high phosphorus level in blood can also cause itchy skin.

How to control phosphorus level in stage three CKD?

In kidney disease, phosphorus level management can be controlled by Chinese medicines. There are some Chinese medicines which can repair injured kidneys and improve kidney function. In Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is based on traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), the active ingredients can come to kidney lesion directly with the help of osmosis device. They have the functions of dilating blood vessels, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix, providing nutrients and improving blood circulation. Hence, injured kidneys can be repaired to some extent and kidney function will be improved gradually. When kidney function is improved, kidneys can work properly to eliminate extra phosphorus from the body and keep phosphorus in balance.

Can you eat sour cream with stage three kidney disease? The above has given you the answer. If you still have any doubt, you can leave us a message below or send an email to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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