A Vegetarian Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a chronic kidney disorder. And for it is a genetic disease, patients only can do something to prevent and control the growth of kidney cysts to decrease the damage to the kidney, they can not cure it from root. Generally speaking, a vegetarian diet is good for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients to control the development of the disease. Then what kinds of benefits patients can get from the vegetarian diet?
Vegetarian diet means Polycystic Kidney Disease patients only can eat vegetable, fruit, seeds, grains such foods without any meat and animal oil. Keeping such a diet plan means patients follow the diet tips for kidney disease patients:
Low protein intake: vegetables and fruits both are low protein foods which can decrease the damage to the kidney, decreasing protein blood urine and slowing down the decline of GFR and preventing renal failure.
Healthy foods intake: The ways of cooking the the vegetarian is simple and there is not many condiments in them. So they usually don’t stimulate the growth of kidney cysts, decreasing damage to the kidney.
But not all of vegetarian diet are suitable for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, for example, many of them are rich in potassium, phosphorus and other materials. But because of the injured kidney, these materials can not be excreted out of body, causing much toxins depositing in blood. So Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should make a more strict diet plan according to their specific physical condition. In addition, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients should also pay attention to the salt intake when eat the vegetarian diet, in case salt would lead to edema.
All in all, Polycystic Kidney Disease patients had better insist the vegetarian diet, but they also should pay attention to the balance nutrition, for example, low protein diet dosen’t mean the no protein intake, high quality protein is necessary for the daily activities of patients. Polycystic Kidney Disease patients can consult our online doctors for more information about diet, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will reply you within 24 hours.
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