With the kidney function decline, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients would be bothered by the water-electrolyte disturbance. And when the phosphorus level is high, the calcium metabolism would be disturbed. As a result, patients would suffer the high PTH, skin itching, muscle cramp, bone disease and so on which lower the life quality of patients a lot. In addition, related data show that even in early PKD, limiting phosphorus makes a difference in kidney disease progression, mineral and bone disorders and cardiovascular health. So for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, the low-phosphorus food is suggested.
Low-phosphorus diet should range from 800 to 1,200 mg daily. As a general rule, nearly every food contains some phosphorus and foods high in protein are also high in phosphorus. So Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should choose the foods low in phosphorus.
The low-phosphorus foods include rice milk, regular and low-fat cream cheese, white bread, crackers, cereals, green peas, green beans, wax beans, lean beef, pork, poultry or other fish, popcorn, honey, lemon-lime soda, ginger ale or root beer, plain water and so on.
It is difficult to lower phosphorus in diet, doctor may recommend a phosphate binder medication to help control the amount of phosphorus your body absorbs from foods. Doctor may also recommend calcium and other supplements, which depends on your nutritional needs.
All in all, insisting the low phosphorus diet is important for Polycystic Kidney Disease. And patients should make a scientific diet plan under the suggestions of their doctors according to their specific physical condition. And if you want to know more about the healthy diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, you also can contact our online doctors.
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