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How to Improve Appetite for ESRD Patients

How to Improve Appetite for ESRD PatientsMany patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are extremely bothered by a lack of appetite. Poor appetite may cause nutrition parameter problem, hospitalization or even mortality. Therefore, it is necessary to improve ESRD patients’ appetite.

What are the signs of poor appetite for ESRD patients?

When people are not willing to eat foods, we call this condition appetite. With this problem, ESRD patients may present the following symptoms.

- Food aversion

- Lack of energy, fatigue or tiredness

- Gastric disorders

- Bad taste in the mouth or dental problems

- Weight or muscle loss

- Pale face

How to improve these patients’ appetite?

Poor appetite is usually related to end-stage kidney disease in two aspects: deposits of toxins and electrolyte disorder. To boost patients’ appetite, the following methods are helpful.

1. Follow a scientific exercise schedule: Doing gentle exercise regularly can help improve patients’ digestive function and consume patients’ energy. Therefore, they will would like to eat more foods to add their physical strength.

2. Eliminate toxins and waste products: Waste products and toxins in the gastrointestinal tract will stimulate it largely. Blood Purification methods such as hemodialysis, hemofiltration, plasma exchange, immune adsorption and CRRT an help excrete toxic substances from the body. One correct blood purification therapy can help cleanse blood and recover gastrointestinal tract health.

3. Regulate electrolyte disorder: According to blood tests, ESRD patients can find which electrolyte level is abnormal. Then, doctors can help determine a healthy diet plan and correct medications to help normalize electrolyte balance.

The above methods can help improve ESRD patients’ appetite. If they want to deal with this problem from the root, some treatments that can help increase kidney function level and reverse kidney damage should also be sought. If you need, you can learn more about these treatments from the doctor online.

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