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Diet Plan for A Patient Suffering from One Kidney Failure

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2014-08-29 08:33

Topics: Renal Failure Renal Failure Diet

Details: Could you please suggest me the diet for a patient suffering from one kidney failure? I am very worried now.

Expert Answer

At present, the most important thing for you is to protect your remaining kidney and prevent your illness condition from worsening. In addition to medical therapies, a correct diet plan indeed can do something to improve your health condition.

The dietary advice should be able to reduce the burden on kidneys, and it is better to help improve kidney function. Here, we give out the following suggestions.

- Limit the intake of sodium: Extra sodium intake can trigger or worsen your high blood pressure and fluid retention, while high blood pressure can cause damage to another kidneys.

- Develop a low-protein diet: This can reduce the waste products of protein metabolism, so as to reduce the burden on kidneys and prevent kidneys’ overwork.

- Avoid high-purine foods: Purine is the source of uric acid, so limiting the intake of purine can reduce the production of uric acid.

- Drink correct amount of water: If you have swelling or high blood pressure, you should limit your fluid intake. If not, you can drink enough water as normal people.

Additionally, it is also necessary for you to control the intake of potassium and phosphorus. To learn more about them, you can consult doctor online directly.

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