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Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Potato Chips

Time:  2014-01-23 09:20

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Potato ChipsPeople with polycystic kidney disease have to focus on a low sodium or salt and low potassium diet. Is potato chips low in sodium and potassium? And can polycystic kidney disease patients can eat potato chips?

Generally speaking, whether a patient can eat a certain food depends on his personal conditions and ingredients of the foods. With this regard, let’s first learn what potato chips contain.

1. High salt in potato chips

With high salt in potato chips, polycystic kidney disease patients cannot eat potato chips, since high blood pressure is often to be seen in PKD. High sodium or salt intake will aggravate high blood pressure, so patients should keep far away from potato chips.

2. High potassium in potato chips

We know healthy kidneys keep the balance of electrolytes like potassium, while when they are injured, they fail to keep the balance of potassium level in a normal value, easily causing high potassium level. High potassium level is very dangerous for patients, which often leads to irregular heartbeat and weakness. The irregular heartbeat can be threatening-life, so polycystic kidney disease are not recommended to eat potato chips.

A high sodium intake will make patients feel thirsty and drink more fluid. This increases the burden of heart and causes high blood pressure.

Besides high sodium potato chips, there are other foods to be avoided for your information, including:

Fermentation products. These foods can accelerate the rate of kidney cyst growth.

Alcohol can not only elevate high blood pressure, but also improve the growth of kidney cysts.

High quantity protein. High quality protein rather than high quantity protein is needed by polycystic kidney disease.

Because the words here are limited, we can not introduce every food for you. In this condition, if you still want to know what foods you can eat and what foods can not be eaten, you can feel free to tell us by email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com or just consult our online kidney expert.

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