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Foods To Avoid With End Stage Kidney Failure

2013-06-05 16:51

Foods To Avoid With End Stage Kidney FailureWhat are the foods to avoid with end stage kidney failure? We can not eat as casually as before with end stage kidney failure, because impaired kidney can not work as well as before. In that cases, we need to avoid foods that may bring damages to our kidneys. Well then, what are the foods we need to avoid once being diagnosed with end stage kidney failure?

Failed kidney can not work properly, leading to a series of disturbance. And our daily diet changes need to base on exact illness condition. According to the severity of illness condition, some foods need to avoided and some others need to be limited. Here we will give an introduction about foods that need to paid extra attention by people with end stage kidney failure.

High protein foods should be limited

End stage kidney failure patients who are not undergoing dialysis should consider limiting protein intake to 0.4g protein per kilogram of body weight per day. However, for these who are on dialysis, 1.2gram protein per kilogram of body weight per day will be needed. Also, to reduce kidney burden, 60% of the protein should be high quality protein which can be found in egg white, milk, lean meat and fish.

High sodium foods need to be avoided

High level of sodium in blood not only elevates blood pressure, but also cause swelling. Viewed from this angle, avoiding high sodium foods like soy sauce, salad dressings, bouillon cubes, salami, bacon, cured meats, sun dried tomato, cheese, snake foods, pickle foods, saltwater crab and barbecue will be necessary. Slat is the most common source of sodium, so try to add less salt while cooking.

High potassium foods

High potassium level in blood is another problem for end stage kidney failure patients. To avoid the further rise of potassium level, foods high in potassium should be avoided, at least limited, by patients who are told to have extremely high potassium level. Common foods high in potassium include whole grain, banana, oranges, nectarines, apricots, avocados, cantaloupe, dried fruit, mangoes, papayas, spinach, tomatoes, beets, potatoes, asparagus, beets and pumpkin and so on.

Foods high in phosphorus

Excessive phosphorus in blood will pull calcium from our bones, and make them weak. Therefore, end stage kidney failure patients with elevated phosphorus level are more likely to suffer from bone problems like bone pain, bone fracture and osteoporosis. From this point of view, avoiding or limiting high phosphorus foods will be necessary. Common sources of phosphorus in our daily life include milk, yogurt, colas, beer, cocoa, organ meats, dried beans, nuts, whole grains and bran and so on.

End stage kidney failure patients need to make different diet changes according to their illness condition, so it is hard to give out a food list that is suitable for all the patients. Here we offer online service, so you can consult our consultant online about the proper diet. Also, you can leave message to kidneyfailure@hotmail.com to get free suggestions. Hope what we do can help you solve your problems.

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