Christmas, an expecting festival but at the same time, some people may worried about this special holiday very much, of course, including stage 5 kidney failure patients. As we all know that for this kind of patients, they usually have a strict diet requirement in the daily life. Also, they should pay attention to many things at Christmas. Recently, a sweet elder patient consulted us what is the proper diet for stage 5 kidney failure at Christmas. Kidney experts give the answer as follow:
Actually, to judge whether a food is suitable for a certain person, the most important thing is to analysis what nutritions contained in it. For stage 5 kidney failure patients, the following every point should be carefully taken into consideration.
Protein is a nutrition needed by all the people, no matter we are kidney failure patients or not. Insufficient protein intake will lead to poor immunity and affect both physical development and mental development. Here, some patients may have such doubt should we consume more protein to meet the body’s normal function. We have to tell you not the more the better. In general, for these who have not started dialysis, 0.2g of protein per pound of body weight per day is recommended and for these on dialysis, 1.2g is reasonable. In addition, 60% of these protein should be high quality protein which can be received by egg white, milk, fish, lean meat, etc.
Potassium, phosphorus level in blood
In this section, we may recommend some specific foods you can eat and some foods you had better avoid in you daily diet.
Good: quinoa, almonds, kale, blackstrap molasses, sardines, oatmeal, swiss cheese and dried figs.
Bad: raisins, prunes, potatoes, apricots, dates, bananas, watermelon, spinach, mushrooms, soy, soy foods, almonds, beef, brazil nuts, dried fruit, chicken, cheese, herring, legumes, halibut fish, lentils, liver and peanuts.
There is no a certain amount of fluid intake for stage 5 kidney failure patients because the illness condition varies from individual to individual. So talking with our online doctors for free help.
In conclusion, a well-planned diet indeed plays an important role for stage 5 kidney failure patients to manage their illness condition. Therefore, please make sure you know well about your own diet plan. Wish you to have a wonderful Christmas sincerely!
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