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A Right Diet Plan for Hemodialysis Patients

A Right Diet Plan for Hemodialysis PatientsTo make kidney failure patients live more comfortable with hemodialysis, these patients are recommend to develop a right diet plan. If you are undergoing hemodialysis, you can learn how to arrange a kidney-friendly diet plan here.

In order to follow such a healthy diet plan, patients should pay attention to several aspects.

- The general dietary principles for hemodialysis patients

Firstly, patients should pay attention to their weight control. That is to say, patients should not only control their fluid intake but also the intake of soup, porridge and beverage. Hemodialysis patients should limit their potassium intake, because severe high potassium level in the blood can cause heart to stop suddenly. Patients on hemodialysis for long time should also reduce their phosphorus intake. What’s more, patients with high blood pressure should control their sodium intake.

- How much water to drink every day?

In theory, the amount of water to drink every day should be urine output the previous day plus 500ml. For example, if patients’ urine output in 24 hours is 1,000ml, they are suggested to control their fluid intake to 1500ml. Here, we need to emphasize this amount includes the consumption of drinks, soup and milk.

- Limit their potassium intake

To prevent complications caused by high potassium level in the blood, patients should manage their intake of potassium-containing foods including the following several kinds of foods.

Drinks: Coffee, tea, sport drinks, juice, etc.

Chinese medicines: Ginseng, Chinese wolfberry and cordyceps sinensis.

Fruits: Banana, orange, strawberry, hami melon, pear, persimmon, pineapple and pitaya.

Vegetables: Mushrooms, water spinach, spinach, pickle, dried bamboo shoot, seaweed and black fungus.

- Control their phosphorus intake

Just like potassium, many foods also contain rich phosphorus, so patients should limit phosphorus-containing foods. They are seafoods, nut, animal giblets, dairy foods, and so on.

To learn more about a healthy diet plan for hemodialysis patients, you can consult the doctor online or leave a message below.

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