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Nutrition Therapy for Patient with GFR 19ml/min

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-04-24 01:49

Topics: CKD CKD Diet

Details: What will be the medical nutrition therapy for a patient with GFR 19? Besides, my potassium is 5.5, phosphorus is 7 and ca is 7.5.

Expert Answer

GFR 19ml/min indicates the onset of Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. In order to manage patients’ illness condition, they should follow a healthy diet plan and take in correct nutrients. From your description, you are suggested to follow such a nutrition therapy.

- Follow a low-sodium diet plan: Limiting sodium diet plan can help ease Stage 4 CKD patients’ high blood pressure and swelling, both of which are common symptoms of stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Their daily sodium intake should be 1,000~3,000mg.

- Arrange a low-protein diet plan: Since kidneys are unable to remove protein metabolic waste products and toxins, patients should control their protein intake. If your urea level is higher than normal, you should limit your daily protein intake to 0.6g/kg body weight every day.

- Limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus: GFR 19 is so low that patients should control their intake of potassium and phosphorus. In view of this, you had better make clear how much potassium and phosphorus you can take in every day.

If you want to know more about these dietary suggestions, you can consult our online doctor or leave a message below.

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