acut-off rule

Why Purine Should Be Limited in a Patient With CKD

2014-09-27 08:17

Why Purine Should Be Limited in a Patient With CKDWhy purine should be limited in a patient with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)? You will find the answer in this article.

Gets facts on Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD), as the name implies, is a slowly progressive disease that develops over years. Being damaged for such a long time, the kidneys cannot work normally, leading to many symptoms. At this time, Chronic Kidney Disease patients are required to keep a limited diet.

Reasons why purine is limited in a CKD patient

Uric acid is the final products of purine metabolism, and is discharged by the kidneys. When CKD patients take foods high in purine, their kidneys have to work more to filter excessive uric acid. When the damaged kidneys cannot work normally and high uric acid accumulate in the body, it may lead to some problems such as:

♦ Hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the urine): When uric acid level in the blood is more than 420umol/L, hyperuricemia occurs. It is the leading cause of gout which is characterized by arthritis with painful and swelling joints.

♦ Kidney stones: Kidney stones forms when uric acid develops into crystals and deposit in the kidneys.

♦ Induce or aggravate diabetes: When high level uric acid accumulate in the pancreas, it will increase the risk of diabetes.

Foods rich in purines

♦ Meats (beef, poultry, pork, lamb, game), including organ meats, such as liver

♦ Meat soups, broths, gravies and meat extracts

♦ Fish and shell"sh, especially sardines, anchovies, herring, mackerel, and scallops.

Foods low in purine

♦ Low-fat milk and cheese

♦ Eggs whites

♦ Fruits and fruit juices

♦ Whole grain breads and cereals

♦ Vegetables, including soups and broths

♦ Nuts and nut butters

♦ Beans, peas, lentils, and tofu

♦ Gelatin


♦ Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. It is suggested that you drink 1500ml each day.

♦ Chinese herbal tea: Dandelion, nettle, poria cocos, rhizome of lalang, corn silks, and grifola are usually used as diuretics. This can increase urine output so as to accelerate the discharge of wastes produced by purine.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This natural therapy is also based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As for treating various kidney diseases, it has achieved great success in this field. You can leave a message below for more detailed information.

As for you own illness conditions, you can get some guidance related to diet, exercise, medicines or some natural remedies. The online consultation service is free. Please remember to leave your email address, or phone number so that we can contact you and help you!
Please leave the patient's FULL name in case of a duplicate, and to make our doctor give timely response and help.

Full Name:








Phone Number:


Kidney Disease

Why do Foreign Patients Choose Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital?
Why do Foreign Patients Choose Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital?

I have kidney disease, and want to come to Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital.

Kidney Disease Treatments

Patients Story

Urine Protein Got Permanent recover After Chinese Medicine Treatment

Urine Protein Got Permanent recover After Chinese Medicine Treatment...Learn More

Contact Us

whatsapp or viber

whatsapp or viber +8615033420788

Latest Articles