Patient with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) should be careful in his diet, because diet can make a significant influence to his condition. Thereby, what diet is suitable for patient with PKD?
Appropriate protein intake
Patient with PKD need to have appropriate protein intake, because protein can produce lots of wastes, which need to be filtered out by kidney, and that will aggravate patient’s kidney damage. Protein is an important nutrient for our body, and to keep our body health, it is very important for patient to keep a certain amount of protein in diet.
High calory intake
High calory is also very important for patient’s health condition, because that can guarantee the need of patient’s body activity, and high calory will also reduce the decomposition of protein, which will help reduce patient’s kidney burden and reduce the accumulation of wastes in blood.
Low sodium intake
Sodium is a substance that can affect patient’s condition obviously. Patient with PKD often have high blood pressure, while a major cause of high blood pressure is the retention of sodium and water. Thereby, if patient take too much sodium, that is more likely to aggravate patient’s hypertension.
Patient with kidney disease is recommended to take much water, which is good for patient’s kidney health. On the other hand, PKD can progress into kidney failure, and when there are the retention of fluid and sodium, patient will have edema, and patient will need to restrict his fluid intake at this point.
Besides, patient may also need to regulate the intake of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, because patient with kidney disease often has metabolic disorder in these aspects, which will cause patient to have many complications.
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