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Is it OK to Eat Shrimp with Chronic Kidney Disease

2014-05-05 18:15| Font Size A A A

Is it OK to Eat Shrimp with Chronic Kidney DiseaseFor Chronic Kidney Disease patients, they should follow a healthy diet to retard the progress of CKD. Then, is it ok to eat shrimp?

As a delicious seafood, shrimp is loved by many people. According to the data, it is rich in many substances, for example, calcium, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and so on. And some of its benefits have been concluded as follows:

Boost immunity Due to its high nutrition value, it has been proven to strengthen the immune system. Therefore, the risk of being attacked by cold, infections, bacteria or harmful substances will be decreased.

Protect the cardiovascular system The magnesium present in shrimp can reduce the content of cholesterol in the blood, prevent hardening of the arteries, widen the coronary arteries and control blood pressure.

Help stay focused The three important fatty acids are testified to help keep CKD patients stay focued.

Keep bones healthy This kind of seafood is a good source of vitamin D, which regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus.

However, this does not mean CKD patients can eat this food without limitation. To lower the workload of kidneys, they are usually suggested to follow a low quantity but high quality protein diet. And shrimp is good source of protein for people with this disorder. And the specific quantity should be in accordance with individual’s illness condition.

Additionally, people diagnosed with purpura nephritis should avoid eating this seafood, as it may trigger allergic reaction; In the meanwhile, pkd sufferers had better limit it’s intake to prevent constant growth of cysts.

To sum up, whether CKD patients can eat shrimp is determined by the specific condition. If you are not clear about this problem, do remember to leave us message renal-disease@hotmail.com. Wish you a good day!



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