Diabetic Nephropathy Diet

A healthy diet is very important for diabetic nephropathy patients. As eating properly can help slow down its progression, while eating improperly may worsen the condition. Then, please follow me to find the answer. Protein For people with

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Foods to Eat And Avoid with Diabetic Nephropathy

2014-04-02 09:23

Foods to Eat And Avoid with Diabetic NephropathyA healthy diet is very important for diabetic nephropathy patients. As eating properly can help slow down it’s progression, while eating improperly may worsen the condition. Then, please follow me to find the answer.

Protein For people with diabetic kidney disease, it is of great importance to control the consumption of protein strictly, as a low-protein diet can help lighten the strain of kidneys effectively. In general, the daily protein intake can be 0.6-0.8g/kg. However, form the perspective of nutrition, they also need to eat some high-quality protein foods like lean meat, fish, chicken, milk, egg white and so on. Have a question? Click the Live Doctor now!

Fresh fruits and vegetables Diabetic nephropathy patients should eat some fresh fruits and vegetables, as they can provide the vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Meanwhile, it is essential to ask for doctors’ advice, as these foods are usually high in potassium. Without any limitation, irregular heart beat or heart failure may occur.

Calcium and phosphorus Due to a drop in kidney function, calcium-phosphorus is more likely to occur. To prevent bone problems and other symptoms form occurring, they need to eat less potassium foods and take some calcium supplements. Foods loaded in phosphorus can be found in soybeans, internal organs, dairy products, seafoods, etc.

Salt For people with this disorder, they may be plagued by high blood pressure and swelling easily. And salt restriction can help treat these two discomforts to a large extent.

Fat These patients need to control the fat intake strictly, meanwhile, they should stay away from animal fat and high cholesterol foods.

Water If there is severe fluid retention, the intake of fluid should be restricted, as too much water will put extra strain on the kidneys.

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