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Diabetic Nephropathy Diet for Patients with High Creatinine Level

2015-03-07 16:54

Diabetic Nephropathy Diet for Patients with High Creatinine LevelDiabetic Nephropathy is the complication of diabetes and it has become one of the leading cause of renal failure which threaten the life of patients. Once the kidney function decline into less than 50% of the normal, the normal metabolism of human body would be distured, leading to the high creatinine level which also is the main kidney function indicators. At this time, pateints really need a healthy diet which not only can provide nutrients, but also slow down its progression.

The specific diet rules influding:

Low quantity but high quality protein diet

When kidneys are damaged, excessive intake of protein will aggravate the burden of kidneys and lead to protein urine. So patients should obey a low-protein diets , avoiding foods such as bean, bean products and other vegetable proteins. In addition, they can take some high-quality protein foods. Such as, milk, egg, lean meat, fish and so on which would not cause kidney damages and support the necessary amino acid for human body.

Limitation of intake of salt

Low-salt diet not only can control high blood pressure, but also relieve swelling. And the daily intake of salt should be no more than 5g. Therefore, the foods that abundant in salt should be avoided, such as cured meat, salty foods, processed foods, etc.

Less fat intake

Diabetic nephropathy patients should limit the intake of fat, as high fat diet can lead to arteriosclerosis and some cardiovascular diseases. We should know that the essence of kidney failure is the arteriosclerosis. And they are suggested to take some vegetable oil rather than animal oil.

Well control of potassium

Accompanied with kidney damage, extra potassium may accumulate in the blood. High blood potassium level can lead to an irregular heartbeat.

As the illness condition varies from person to person, the diet plan should be different. If you are interested in diet for Diabetic Nephropathy with high creatinine level, you can email us to, leave us messages and contact our online doctors, we will reply you as soon as possible.

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