A healthy diet is an important part of treatment of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Eating a proper diet can help patients preserve their renal function and overall health. Therefore, the patients should make their diet plan based on their lab results.
Usually, the patients in Stage 3 CKD are recommended to eat 0.8 grams of
protein per kilogram bodyweight. The patients should increase the proportion of
high quality protein intake such as fish, lean meat, egg white and other animal
As renal function declines, it can not regulate electrolyte and water balance
in body normally. Therefore, the patients with Stage 3 CKD should regulate their
food intake properly so as to make up for the problem.
The patients may limit phosphorus intake to help keep blood phosphorus or PTH
within normal range so as to prevent renal bone disease. Controlling phosphorus
intake properly can help patients preserve their remained renal function.
Calcium and potassium is usually not restricted unless the blood levels are too
Moreover, if the patients have Diabetic Nephropathy or are accompanied
with Diabetes, the patients should limit carbohydrate intake properly. As some
patients may have edema and high blood pressure, they should keep a diet low in
In addition to keeping a healthy diet and receive treatment in time,
exercising regularly and not smoking are helpful to improve kidney health. The
patients should make their exercise plan under their doctors’ guidance and ask
for tips on how to stop smoking.
There is no cure for CKD, but it may be possible to stop its progression and
slow down the damage to kidneys. In most causes, the correct treatment and a
healthy diet can keep a person and their kidneys healthier longer. If you can
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