Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Tofu

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat TofuTofu is the traditional Chinese foods and it is made up of bean. For common people, tofu can benefit them a lot, but for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, they injured kidneys fail to support the normal metabolism of human body. The wastes of tofu would stay in body and burden the kidneys, leading to other complications and further kidney damage.

1. Worsening protein urine

Tofu contains rich vegetable protein which would produce more nitrogenouz wastes and worsen the protein urine condition, which can lead to further kidney damage. For Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, they should eat more animal protein which belong to the high quality protein that would support the human body need without nitrogenouz wastes producing.

2. Stimulate the gout

Tofu is rich in purine, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with purine metabolic disorders who eat tofu are easy to suffer high serum uric acid level which can lead to gout. Patients may suffer from joint pain.

3. Cause arteriosclerosis

Tofu contains a lot of methionine, with the help of enzyme can be transformed into aminothiopropionic acid which will destroy the arterial wall endothelial cells. Making cholesterol and triglyceride accumulate in arterial wall. Leading to arteriosclerosis.

4. Cause iodine deficiency

Tofu is made from bean and bean contains lots of saponin. Those will accelerate the excretion iodine. Leading to iodine deficiency.

All in all, tofu is bad for PKD patients, so they should limit the amout of tofu. And other protein foods also should be limited. In addition, foods with high salt, high fat, high fluids and so on also should be avoided. And the specific diet plan should be decided by the specific physical conditions of patients.

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