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How to Adjust the Diet for the Patients with Swelling in Stage 3 Kidney Failure

2014-05-21 02:58

For the patients in stage 3 kidney failure, swelling is a common symptom, especially in eyelid, face, hands, legs, ankles and feet. Except proper treatment, in their daily life, they also need to change their diet. While, how to adjust the diet for the patients with swelling in stage 3 kidney failure?

Reasonable and healthy diet plays a very important role for the patients with swelling. The recommended diet for the patients with swelling in stage 3 kidney failure are as following.

1. Low salt intake.

One of the important reasons of swelling is water-sodium retention. Sodium plays an important role in adjusting the extracellular fluid osmotic pressure. So eating salt too much can aggravate swelling. So, it is necessary to limit the salt intake.

2. Control the water intake.

It is beneficial for the patients to drink more water, but for the patients with obvious swelling, they need to limit the water intake. Because when the kidneys fail to work, they can not remove the water from body, and the accumulated water will aggravate swelling.

3. Eat more potassium.

Potassium has the function of adjusting the fluid in the cell, so the patients can eat more potassium properly to alleviate swelling if they have no disturbance of potassium metabolism.

4. Drink tea.

Many kinds of tea have diuretic effects, so drinking tea has the function of reducing swelling. But you can not drink tea without limitations, because it may be counterproductive.

Besides, you also need to limit your protein intake, and choosing the foods rich in high quality, such as lean meat, white egg, fish and milk.

Now, the knowledge about how to adjust the diet for the patients with swelling in stage 3 kidney failure is listed. If you have any questions, or want to know the effective and natural treatment for the swelling in kidney failure, please send an email to, or leave a message below, and we will reply you within 48 hours.

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