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What Can You Eat with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

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What Can You Eat with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney DiseaseKidney function loses over time with the progress of the disease. Stage 3 chronic kidney disease is characterized by moderate damage of kidney function. With proper and healthy life style, the remaining kidney function can be preserved. Then what can you eat with stage 3 chronic kidney disease?

You can eat a low-protein diet.

Protein is responsible to maintain muscle mass and support the immune system. But with moderate kidney damage, you should limit the protein intake. Protein will produce a by-product called urea nitrogen, which should be filtered out by kidneys.

The recommended protein intake should be controlled within 0.6-0.8 grams perkilogram of body weight. The doctors make a suggestion that kidney disease patients should consume high-quality protein, such as lean meat, eggs, milk, fish and so on.

You can eat a low-phosphorus diet.

Phosphorus is an important mineral which functions to support the bone along with calcium. Since your kidney fucntion is damaged, the phosphrus will accumulate in blood, as a result the calcium level will be reduced. You may be troubled by itchy skin and muscle cramps. Therefore, it is necessary to limit the phosphorus level. You can consult the online doctor for what kind of foods are low in phophorus.

You can eat a low-sodium diet.

Sodium and potassium works along to help maintain proper muscle contractions and heart rhythm. Excessive sodium will cause water-sodium retention and high blood pressure, which will increase the burden of kidneys. So you should limit the processed foods, fast foods and pickled foods.

Besides a healthy diet, you should also change your lifestyle. Taking regular exercise may be helpful to your health and preserve your remaining kidney funciton. What can you eat with stage 3 chronic kidney disease? The above is a brief introduction, if you want to know more detailed foods lists, you can send an email to, I will give you a reply as soon as possible!

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