Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the common type of PKD. A healthy diet plan can help slow down the progression of ADPKD and manage kidney-related complications. Today, we are here to introduce a healthy diet plan for these patients.
As one common type of chronic kidney disease, these patients should pay attention to their diet plan that can reduce the burden on kidneys and protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues. It is better that such a diet plan can help slow down the growth of kidney cysts.
- Control sodium intake
With the growth of ADPKD kidney cysts, high blood pressure is usually the first sign. In this condition, patients are required to follow a low-sodium diet plan. Otherwise, excessive sodium intake will aggravate hypertension and fluid retention.
- Follow a low-protein diet
Controlling protein intake is the basic requirement for patients with kidney disease including this inherited kidney disorder. In the early stage, patients is suggested to take in 0.8g/kg body weight of protein every day. If their BUN level is higher than the normal, they should reduce their protein intake.
- Eat more vegetables and fruits
As introduced by kidney dietitians, a vegetarian-diet plan can help slow down the growth of kidney cysts. A lot of vegetables and fruits can help protect kidney functioning tissues, manage kidney related problems and control the aggravation of ADPKD.
- Take in correct amount of potassium
If patients have high blood pressure, foods high in potassium can help fight against the effect of sodium on increasing blood pressure, so as to lower hypertension. However, if patients’ kidney disease has progressed into end stage, patients should control their intake of potassium.
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