Diet

Diet Changes for Adults with Polycystic Kidney Disease Taking Tolvaptan (to reduce frequent urination)

1. Drink 3-4 Litres Daily
    • Water is the best choice
    • Sugar-free, caffeine-free and low sodium drinks are okay
    • Drink before bedtime and anytime you wake up at night
    • Limit caffeinated drinks to 2 cups per day

2. Eat Less Protein
    • Limit animal protein
    • Choose beans, peas, lentils, nuts, nut butters, seeds, tofu, edamame
       and soy milk more often
    • Limit dairy to 2 servings per day
    • Stick to one type of protein per meal
    • Have larger protein amount at lunch instead of dinner.

3. Eat Less Sodium
   • Choose fresh foods
   • Read nutrition labels and choose foods that have less than 10%
      sodium per serving
   • Avoid canned and processed foods
   • Use less salt and high sodium sauces in cooking
   • Use no-salt-added seasoning blends, fresh or dried herbs, and spices
      instead
   • Eat less take-out and restaurant food

MAKE SURE TO STAY WELL HYDRATED.

CALL YOUR KIDNEY CLINIC IF YOU HAVE SIGNS OF
DEHYDRATION.


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