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Protein Intake in Stage 3 Kidney Disease

2013-08-27 16:25

Protein Intake in Stage 3 Kidney DiseaseIn stage 3 kidney disease,the kidneys are damaged in moderation with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 30~59ml/min.The patients with stage 3 kidney disease are suggested to go to see a dietitian.This is because a well-balanced diet is such an important part of treatment.Eating a proper diet can help preserve kidney function and overall health.The patients with stage 3 kidney disease are recommended to to eat a healthy diet with proper amount of protein in it.


Protein is needed for growth and can repair the body and help fight infections.when the body digests protein,it will produce a waste product called urea.Healthy kidneys can filter urea out of the blood and into the urine.However,when the kidneys are not functioning well,urea will build up in body. This can make the patients feel very unwell.

Recommended amount of protein in stage 3 Kidney Disease

There is no a general diet which can fit every patient.How much protein to take depends on the individual’s illness condition.Generally,the patients with stage 3 kidney disease are recommended to eat 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram body weight, the same level recommended for all healthy people.However,if the patients have proteinuria,they should cut down protein in their diet. Should you limit protein in diet? Chat with our online doctor to get an answer now!

High-quality protein is a preferred choice

High-quality protein mainly refers to animal protein like poultry,milk, fish,red meat.It is a preferred option for people with stage 3 kidney disease.High-quality protein can provide essential amino acid for body. In addition,it produce less wastes than low-quality protein. If you would like a list of foods with high-quality protein, please email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

As protein is important to your body, you should never restrict its intake without consulting with a dietitian or a health care provider.

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