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Tips Diet For People With Renal Failure

2013-09-02 16:07

Tips For People With Renal Failure

For people with renal failure, their kidney has been damaged. Kidney lose the ability to filter out excess fluid and waste products. Also, it can not keep the balance of acid-base and electrolyte and regulate blood pressure. When people suffer from renal failure, they have to pay attention to their diet and living habit. Here are some tips for people with renal failure.

Tip 1: limit the intake of salt: when kidney is damaged, it cannot discharge out much fluid from the blood, leading to the water accumulate in the blood and form edema. Salt can further worsen edema. Besides, salt can make the blood pressure increase which makes the renal failure deterioration. Thus, for people with renal failure, they have to limit the intake of salt.

Tip 2: ingest the right amount and right types of protein: as we know, protein is a necessary nutrition in the human body. But for renal failure patients, much protein will increase the burden of kidney, then worsen the disease. So they have to take the right amount and right types of protein. In general, patients need to ingest 0.6-0.8g per kilogram of body weight per day. Also, it is better for them to digest high quality protein which can produce less waste. Patients can eat high quality protein foods, like fish, lean meat, egg white and milk and so on.

Tip 3: choose the right vegetables and fruits: vegetables and fruits must be Chosen on the basis of patient’s own condition. For example: if your body contains higher potassium, you have to avoid high potassium foods, such as spinach, sea-tangle, carrot, banana, orange and grape and so on.

Tip 4: choose the foods with low fat. High fat can cause poor blood circulation and the form of blood clots, leading to the further damage of renal failure.

Tip 5: insist on doing exercise every day. For patients with renal failure, they cannot do strenuous exercise. They can walk, jog, practice Tai Chi Chuan, etc.

Tip 6: keep a positive attitude. As the saying goes, “ Laughter is the best medicine”. So patients with renal failure should have a positive attitude.

These are six tips for people with renal failure. I hope these tips are helpful to you.

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