How Much Sodium Should I Eat in PKD

How Much Sodium Should I Eat in PKDWe all know the diet for PKD patients is very strict, so, patients may ask: how much sodium should i eat in PKD? Follow me to find the answer.

First, we need to know why do patients need to limit the sodium?

Generally speaking, the kidneys have a function of balancing the water and sodium. However, in PKD, due to the decline of renal function, the kidneys can not carry out the function, so, the amount of water and sodium will be increased, thereby, water-sodium retention occurs.

The study shows, without effective treatment, water-sodium retention may lead to a serious of symptoms and complications, such as high blood pressure, proteinuria or even renal failure. In this case, it is not beneficial to control the illness condition and delay the progression of renal damage.

So, how much sodium should PKD patients eat?

Experts suggest that the daily intake of sodium should be limited to 5-6g. The best way to control the sodium intake is to keep a low-salt diet. Because the major ingredient of salt is sodium. If patients are accompanied by high blood pressure, proteinuria and other symptoms, sodium intake should be limited to no more than 2g per day. Too much will accelerate the progression of kidney disease, cause further renal damage.

However, due to the illness condition varies from person to person, so, the specific intake is decided by PKD patients’ own condition, if you want to get a more clear answer, send your test report to, after careful analysis, we will reply you as soon as possible.

Besides, there are many diet details that needs to be noticed. For example, patients should limit the intake of protein so as to reduce the burden of failed kidneys. Some high-quality protein is necessary, such as, milk, lean meat, egg white, fish and so on.

After the above analysis, do you get a clear answer about how much sodium can PKD patients eat, if you have doubts, leave a message below. Good luck!


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