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Foods and Drinks play an important role in Kidney Disease patients. Many patients are wondering whether they can drink milk or not. Doctors say that drinking proper high-quality milk can be very good for health. However, over drinking milk will load the kidney disease.
Milk for kidneys
Mostly, you can find about 80% of high quality protein in milk which contains enough amio acids and the protein structure is closely with our human bodies. As a result, it is easy to be reabsorbed and fully used.
Besides, lactose is found in milk which helps regulate gastric acid, promotes the wriggle of stomach and speeding up the absorption of calcification.
However, the proteins in milk finally are resolved to a new substance called nitrogen which will be removed from the body by kidneys. This harmful substance will over load kidneys and increase the risk of symptoms and complications of kidney disease. Thereby, you need to limit the consumption of milk, even the high quality one.
People with CKD usually urged by dietitian to limit consumptions of milk and commonly patients may allow to drink a cup of milk or half cup of yogurt, or one ounce of cheese per day.
Are there any alternatives to milk for kidney disease patients?
Yes. Recently, more and more alternatives appear in market. The good resources can come from soy milk, nondairy creamer, rice milk, almond milk. However, some of theses milk may contain rich potassium or phosphorus, thereby, you are suggested to read the label firstly.