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A Low Protein Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

A Low Protein Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease PatientsUsually, kidney disease patients always receive the suggestion from their doctor that they should keep a low protein diet. And it is no doubt that Polycystic Kidney Disease patients also should follow this tip strictly. But why they should keep a low protein diet? How much protein intake is proper for them? And which kind of protein is suitable for them? These questions always bothered them a lot. Today, we will have a study about the relationship between Polycystic Kidney Disease and the low protein diet.

Why do Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should keep a low protein diet?

In normal condition, because of the glomerular filtraion fuction and the reabsorption function of kidney tubules, the protein can not be lost with the urine. But when the kidney are damaged, the membrane of glamerular will increase, rupture and kidney tubules reabsorption function will be lost, so there are a lot of protein in urine. And if patients eating too much protein, it will cause burden to the kidney, leading to further damage to the kidney.

How much protein intake is suitable for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

In normal condition, your doctors will tell you that 0.6-0.8g/kg is proper per day. For example, if you weight 60kg, you can keep 36-48g protein intake one day. If your condition is more serious, you should decrease the protein intake to 0.4-0.6g/kg. But if you are the patients with dialysis, the protein intake can be increased into 1.0-1.2g/kg one day, for taking dialysis can cause a large number of protein lose from the body.

Which kind of protein is good for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

The daily activities of human beings can not deviate from the protein intake. So some high quality protein intake is necessary for patients, such as milk, egg white, lean meat, fish and so on.

Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should keep the low protein diet strictly, which is good for preventing and controlling your physical condition. And if you still want to know more about the Polycystic Kidney Disease diet or your physical condition, you can send email to kidneyfight@hotmail.com, or you can contact our online doctors directly.

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