Chronic kidney disease is a gradually decreased process of kidney function. We all know that kidneys are so important for our health, so we’d better pay more attention to them. In this passage, I will tell you something about the diet for CKD stage 3. If you are suffering from CKD, I hope this passage will be beneficial for your health.
Do you know what CKD stage 3 is? In CKD stage 3, the GFR is 30-59mmol/min/1.73m2 and the kidney function is moderately reduced.
You should pay attention to the diet in CKD stage 3.
Because of the reduced kidney function in CKD stage 3, some metabolic substances accumulate in your blood. Then your blood pressure will be higher than normal level. Low-sodium diet can reduce the amount of sodium in your blood, then it can ease the burden of your reduced kidney function and control your high blood pressure. You need to reduce the salt intake in your daily life.
You will have proteinuria in CKD stage 3 because of the reduced kidney function, so you need to limit your protein intake in your daily life. Protein is a necessary nutrient for your body.If you lack of protein, your immunity will reduce. It’s more easy for you to get a disease. You can take some high-quality protein foods, such as egg whites, fish, meat, poultry, milk, yogurt, cheese and soy. But the amount of protein intake should be limited. For CKD stage 3 patients, the amount of protein intake is 0.8g/kg body weight everyday.
Kidneys can keep the electrolyte balance of your body. Your kidney function is moderately reduced, and the amount of potassium and phosphorus will be higher than before. So you need to have a low potassium and low phosphorus diet.
High potassium foods are bananas, avocados, legumes, honeydew, nuts, potatoes, seeds, yogurt and tomato products. And high phosphorus foods are cheese, chocolates, ice cream, milk, seeds, yogurt, nuts and legumes. Patients in CKD stage 3 should limit these foods strictly.
Above are the CKD stage 3 diet for patients. If you are in CKD stage 3, I hope you can follow the right diet and protect your kidney function. If you still have some questions, you can ask our professional customer service.