Protein intake is restricted for individuals with Stage 1-4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients. When protein is ingested, protein waste produces are created. Damaged kidneys cannot filter these wastes adequately. Therefore, CKD Stage 4 patients have to limit the protein intake.
Protein and the Stage 4 CKD
The five stages of CKD are defined by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a measure of how well your kidneys are functioning.
In stage 4, GFR is severely decreased to 15-29ml/min. Although stage 4 indicated a severe decrease in kidney function, you’re still able to live without dialysis. Keeping you nourished and reducing protein waste build up is helpful for you to slow down the progression of Kidney Failure.
How much protein can be consumed by Stage 4 CKD patients?
If you’re in stages 1, 2, or 3, your protein intake may be limited to 12 to 15 percent of your calorie intake each day. This is the same level recommended by the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for a healthy diet for normal adults. If you’re in stage 4 of CKD, your dietitian may advise you to reduce protein to 10 percent of daily calorie intake.
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Treatment for Stage 4 CKD patients
Even though a restricted diet is helpful, it cannot reverse your illness condition. You need proper treatment to treat Stage 4 CKD.
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