Kidney failure or End Stage Renal Disease, is very serious for the health of patients. At this time, GFR (glomerular filtration rate) has been reduced to less than 15ml/min, which means the patients’ kidney function has been advanced damaged. At this time, what the patients eat and drink are closely related to the recovery. Well then, can patients eat salad when they have kidney failure?
What is a kidney failure diet?
A kidney failure diet controls the amount of protein and sodium in your diet. You may also have to limit calcium, phosphorous, and potassium. A renal failure diet can help decrease the amount of wastes made by your body, which can help your kidneys work better. It may also help to delay total renal failure. Your diet may change over time as your health condition changes. You may also need to make other diet changes if you have other health problems, such as diabetes.
Is salad OK for patients with kidney failure?
Salad is low in sodium and high in flavor, so it is OK for general people. However, some fruits or vegetables are not recommended to take. For example, if the kidney failure patients have little urine, they are told to stay away from foods that contain a high level of potassium, such as bananas, oranges and carrots. In addition, the commonly used ketchup also contains much potassium.
However, some foods are good choices and are recommended to take. Cucumber is such a good choice. Onion is also OK.
In that case, you can make kidney friendly salad by yourself. You can leave a message below, telling us what foods you like, and our doctors will give you advice based on your own condition.