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Can I Eat Potato with PKD

Time:  2014-07-07 01:16

PKD (polycystic kidney disease) is a genetic disease, by far, there is not an effective method to cure it. So, the diet limitation is very strict, many patients are eager to know whether they can eat potato with PKD? Next, we will give you the answer.

Generally speaking, there is not an absolute answer, it is depended on the patients’ specific illness condition. Let’s learn the details as follows.

Patients whose urine is still normal

In this stage, if the condition is not severe, patients can eat less potatoes, since kidneys can discharge the wastes, extra water, and other toxins at this moment.

Patients with high blood sugar

If patients with PKD experience high blood sugar, they can’t eat potato. Because the main constituent of potato is starch, once they eat potato, the blood sugar level may increase rapidly, this will aggravate the progression of kidney damage, cause further injury to kidneys. Besides, patients with diabetes should also avoid potato. If you want to know more, contact with online doctors, we are always here to help you.

Patients with high potassium level

The healthy kidneys can keep the balance of kalium, however, when kidney function begin to decline, most renal function has lost, high potassium level will appear. At this moment, patients should avoid eating potato, because potato contain much potassium, this will increase the burden of kidneys and cause other complications.

In addition, during the dialysis, patients may also present high kalium level, so patients with PKD should pay attention to the intake of potato.

On the other hand, patients should get rid of potato products, such as potato chips, because the chips contain much sodium. It is known that the primary item of the diet is limit salt, so patients must avoid potato chips.

In a word, not a certain food is completely bad or good, it is decided by the own condition. Luckily, our experts have make a healthy diet list for PKD patients, any interest? Send an email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com, our experts will make a healthy diet list for you.

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