Eating is very important in our daily life. There are many kidney disease patients who want to know what kind of food they should have. Let us show you some principles which are good for kidney disease patients:
Potassium can be excreted through the kidneys. When people get kidney disease, their kidney function to excrete potassium has decreased. It is easy to cause hyperpotassemia. Furthermore, it also can make patients sudden death because excessive cardiac contraction when hyperpotassemia is very serious.
Low potassium food: rice, flour, carrot, cucumber, apple, grape, pear, strawberry and so on.
When the clinic symptoms show blood urine, protein urine, swelling or hypertension, patients need control their salt intake. If patients take more salt, sodium will increase so that electrolyte concentration in human tissues will increase, which can cause swelling. Sodium can retain water, so kidney disease patients need limit their salt intake into 3g per day.
Low salt food: lean meat, apple, pear and so on.
Serum phosphorus can interfere body’s absorption of calcium so as to cause some illnesses such as osteoporosis. Excessive of intake phosphorus will make the condition worse.
Low phosphorus food: Lettuce, cabbage, apple, pear, carrot and so on.
Eating more fat will cause blood to become viscous which can lead to arteriosclerosis, glomerular injury and glomerular sclerosis.
Low fat food: lean meat, oats, balsam pear, tomato and so on.
High Quality Low Protein
Low protein intake can reduce the proteinuria. On the other hand, body can increase the protein synthesis in a proper way to reduce amino acid oxidation and protein degradation. Body can maintain nitrogen balance and improve protein metabolism through those two aspects.
High quality protein food: milk, egg white, lean meat and so on.
Adequate vitamin can treat kidney disease effectively, especially vitamin C. It is because patients who have kidney disease for a long time would have anemia, vitamin C will improve iron absorption. So patients can have more vegetables and fruit such as cucumber, tomato, apple, pear.
Although eating is important, proper treatments are also very important for kidney disease patients. If patients can get the proper treatments based on a good diet, we think that is good for patients’ recovery. For more information on kidney disease diet and treatment, please contact online doctors or leave a message below.