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Can Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Drink Milk

2013-01-07 16:49

can patients with Chronic Kidney Disease drink milkMany people are used to drink a glass of milk in the breakfast. They pretty love the good taste of milk. Among them, some people may want to know “can patients with Chronic Kidney Disease drink milk”. More than one people have asked me the same question. I know they don’t want to quit this habit. Do they have to do so?

The patients with Chronic Kidney Disease are always recommended to limit the intake of protein. The reason is that the damaged kidney can’t do their job as the healthy one and it can’t use the protein properly. Extra protein will increase workload on the kidney and aggravates the patients’ condition. Dairy products contain high protein, so they are also the foods which these patients should avoid. As one kind of dairy products, milk can also increase the burden for the kidney, so we find the answer of “can patients with Chronic Kidney Disease drink milk”. The unfortunate answer is no. But don’t be sad, because there have been some alternatives to milk for the person with kidney disease, that is to say, you can still enjoy the good tastes of milk.

What are alternatives to milk?

In recent years, these alternatives to milk in the market become much more. Nondairy creamer and soy milk can be found in the most grocery stores. If you are suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease and want to drink some milk, you can choose the above ones but had better consult us or your doctor about the exact amount before drinking it. A healthy condition is more important than the delicious food, right?

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