Scientific Diet for Chronic Kidney Failure
A scientific diet helps to slow down the progression of Chronic Kidney Failure, so having a well-planed diet is very essential. Exact food lists for Chronic Kidney Failure patients varies from case to case, as it bases on their illness condition. But generally, they needs to follow the following several dietary principles:
1. Limit the amount of protein in your diet
Protein is the necessary nutrition of our body and kidneys take the responsibility to reserve protein in our body. For a Chronic Kidney Failure patient, his kidneys have been damaged and can not bear a heavy burden. Under such a condition, if he ingests lots of protein, extra kidney burden will be caused. Under such a condition, new kidney damages are formed easily. To meet the basic physical demand and meanwhile causes no extra kidney burden, Chronic Kidney Failure can ingest some high quality protein which can be found in fish, lean meat and egg white and so on. Besides, exact protein intake depends on patient’s illness condition very much and if you want to know your exact protein intake, you can consult our consultant online or leave message to us. We will reply you and give you some suggestions within 24 hours.
2. Pay attention to your sodium intake
Chronic Kidney Failure patients have to limit the amount of sodium in the diet. Kidneys help to discharge excess sodium in blood and when kidney function is affected, sodium level increases which can elevate blood pressure and cause fluid retention. Salt is rich in sodium, so Chronic Kidney Failure patients need to limit salt intake. Besides, canned foods, processed meats like deli meat and sausage, soups and salted snacks all are high sodium, and patients need to eat less of them.
3. Avoid foods high in potassium or phosphorus
Some Chronic Kidney Failure may be told to have high levels of potassium or phosphorus in blood. Under such a condition, foods that high in potassium or phosphorus need to be avoided. Foods that are high in potassium include banana, spinage, baked potato, raisins, avocado and dried apricots and so on. And foods that are high in phosphorus are dairy products, beans, peas and nuts and so on.
4. Limit fluid intake
Limit fluid intake, including soup, if Chronic Kidney Failure patients have swelling symptom.
5. Ingest abundant calcium and vitamin
Because of strict diet limitation and serious illness condition, Chronic Kidney Failure patients may suffer from low calcium level in blood and vitamin deficiency. This will affect their physical condition indirectly, so it is of great importance for Chronic Kidney Failure patients to pay attention to their calcium level and replenish vitamin timely. If necessary, they also can take some calcium supplement and vitamin supplement.
The above is the general dietary principles for Chronic Kidney Failure patients. With different illness condition, patients may need to have different diet, so please consult your doctor or our consultant online if you want to know more about the food lists that suitable for you.
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