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Can A Dialysis Patient Eat Fish

2013-10-14 13:59

Can A Dialysis Patient Eat FishDialysis can help clear some waste and fluid. Eating right can help make less waste build up in your blood, which makes you feel better and keeps you healthier. However, can a dialysis patient eat fish? Now follow us to find the answer.

The most important dietary factors to monitor when on dialysis are protein, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and fluid. In general, before starting dialysis treatment, kidney disease patients are recommended a low-protein diet. Compared with them, dialysis patients need to eat more protein because some protein is lost during the dialysis process.

From the information mentioned above we can know dialysis patients are allow to eat fish which are rich in high-quality protein. On average, dialysis patients need 7-10 ounces of good protein sources daily. But smoked fish should be forbidden as they are high in sodium. Eating too much sodium can make you thirsty. The more fluid you drink, the more your heart works to pump the fluid through your body. Over time, this can cause heart failure. Limit sodium to less than 2000mg per day.

Though dialysis patients can eat fish, they should pay attention to the intake, that is because protein foods contain phosphorus. Your doctor may also ask you to take a medication with meals to bind phosphorus from the food you eat. When the phosphorus is bound with the binder medication, it will be excreted in the stool.

Now you have known that dialysis patients can eat fish, but healthy diet suggestions include lots of knowledge. So if you have any follow-up questions, feel free to leave your question below or email us to, we are here to help.

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