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Is It Okay to Eat Chicken When You Have PKD

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Is It Okay to Eat Chicken When You Have PKDWhen diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), patients are usually asked to develop a strict diet plan to control illness condition and protect remaining kidney function. Chicken is a very good tonic food for many people, while is it okay to eat chicken when you have PKD?

Let’s have a look the benefits of chicken.

The health benefits of eating chicken are enormous. It is not only a rich source of essential nutrients and vitamins, it is also reputed to be one of the safest meats available. For example, chicken is rich in niacin (vitamin B3), a vitamin that is essential for cancer protection and is also helpful for brain health. Vitamin B6 in chicken keeps the heart by keeping homocysteine levels low. The selenium in chicken helps to keep thyroid function normal. In addition, chicken is a great food to eat if you’re trying to lose weight because it lower in fat and calories.

Well then, can PKD patients eat chicken?

Actually, there is no certain food that patients must be avoided. Because that depends on patients’ specific illness condition. Eating chicken can be helpful PKD patients to some extent, such as improve immunity, aid digestion, and eliminate toxins. But it does not mean patients with kidney damage cannot eat chicken freely. Because it is widely known that chicken is rich in protein. If you take too much this tonic, it will increase the burden to the kidney and aggravate illness condition. Therefore, people with polycystic kidney disease should eat less as far as possible especially the uremic patients.

There are some dietary tips which you should pay attention.

Low-potassium diet

High vitamins intake

Low-salt diet

Avoid drinking some drinks such as coffee, alcohol, strong tea and so on.

You should know simple diet therapy is not enough to reverse PKD if you are in advanced stage. Therefore, natural and effective medical treatment should be applied as soon as possible. To know more treatment options, please mail to or leave a message below directly.

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