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PKD and Low Carb (Polycystic Kidney Disease) #172132
01/06/04 09:25 PM
01/06/04 09:25 PM
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tiedyeddog Offline OP
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Hi, I have been low carb since 11/10/2001. I
don't wish to change, but have been diagnosed with PKD. I have not been given diet instructions yet for this disease, but have heard low protein is best. Does anyone out there have PKD and perhaps do a modified low carb? I think, until they tell me otherwise, I will continue the no sugar/no grains etc. and just not go overboard on the protein. Help!

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Re: PKD and Low Carb (Polycystic Kidney Disease) #172133
01/08/04 09:07 AM
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I would definitely go with your doctor's advise on this one but a damaged kidney is indeed going to have trouble with protein. I know some people on a low carb diet in that situation who focus on fish and chicken as their "meats" and do not eat a lot of protein in general. They eat a lot of healthy veggies as their main meals, with healthy oils (tuna mixed with oil, oil & vinegar on salads, etc).

It is CRITICAL for your kidney to get 8+ glasses of water a day to help it work properly. I'd talk to your doctor of course but I imagine that's what he would say also.

So the water, nutrients, essential oils, lots of good veggies and fish are all parts of low carb that will still be good for you and your kidneys. There's no reason you should have to add sugars into your diet, or starches. The lowering of protein shouldn't cause trouble. Be sure to take your vitamins!

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