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How Much Sodium on Stage 5 Kidney Failure Diet

How Much Sodium on Stage 5 Kidney Failure DietSodium is one essential mineral for our body, but extra sodium for Stage 5 Kidney Failure patients may cause serious problems. Therefore, they should make clear how much sodium to add on their Stage 5 Kidney Failure diet.

When kidneys can’t do their work effectively, excessive sodium will accumulate in the body, resulting in fluid retention, increased blood volume, acid-base imbalance, high blood pressure, etc. When sodium is mentioned, most of us must think of salt, because sodium mainly exists in salt. Besides, a lot of foods also contain this mineral.

How much sodium on stage 5 renal failure diet?

Consulting the kidney doctor or dietitian, stage 5 kidney failure patients are more likely to recommend sodium restriction. In addition to kidney function, several other factors may also the sodium intake amount including:

- Blood pressure

- Fluid retention or swelling

- The beginning of dialysis treatment

- Urine output

Generally speaking, low sodium diet ranges from 1,000 to 4,000 mg one day, while the average range is 2,000 to 3,000 mg. As for the exact amount of sodium, it should depend on patients’ individual conditions. (If you happens to suffer from stage 5 kidney failure and want to determine how much sodium to take in, you can ask help from the dietitian and doctor online.)

Other dietary precautions about Stage 5 Kidney Failure diet

Patients on dialysis may find that their diet has less restriction than those without dialysis. Here, we give out some general suggestions for these patients.

- Manage the fluid intake

- Develop a low-protein diet but enough high-quality protein

- Control the intake of potassium and phosphorus

- Develop a low-fat diet

- Use olive oil, flaxseed oil or fish oil to replace animal oil

Many other diet suggestions including sodium that kidney failure patients should pay attention to. To know more about how to develop a healthy diet plan, you can leave a message below to us.

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