Polycystic Kidney Disease is one severe disorder, because it may progress into end stage kidney failure eventually. Finding out the correct food list can help manage this chronic kidney disease. What foods are allowable for PKD patients?
With the growth of kidney cysts, PKD will cause more and more symptoms and complications. High blood pressure, back pain, hematuria, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, and so on, are all common problems for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease. To help manage these problems, patients are suggested to eat more of the following foods. They are:
1. Foods rich in high-quality protein
High-quality protein can bring a lot of benefits for PKD patients. On one hand, it can help provide enough protein for the body and tissues. On the other hand, it can reduce the burden on kidneys, because high-quality protein produces fewer waste products. Egg white, lean meat, fish, milk, and so on, are good sources of high-quality protein.
2. Foods low in purine
Different from kidney stone caused by calcium accumulation, PKD patients’ kidney stone is often due to buildup of uric acid in the body. Purine is the source of uric acid, so patients should control their intake of purine. In view of this, patients should choose low-purine foods.
3. Vegetables and fruits
To slow down the growth of kidney cysts and protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues, patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease are often suggested to eat more vegetables and fruits such as cranberry, lemon, cabbage, bitter gourd, etc. In the same time, patients should also pay attention to their potassium and phosphorus levels’ change in the blood.
The above are only some foods beneficial for PKD patients. Additionally, they are also recommended to choose foods rich in unsaturated fatty acid and low in sodium. To get a food list in detail, just leave your illness description below.