Kidney Failure Diet

Milk is almost the essential in the breakfast for many people. Since it contains rich nutritions needed by our body, it is highly recommended. Similarly, it is also OK for dialysis patients. However, since there are so many types of milk in

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What Kind of Milk Can Dialysis Patient Drink

2014-06-28 00:36

What Kind of Milk Can Dialysis Patient DrinkMilk is almost the essential in the breakfast for many people. Since it contains rich nutritions needed by our body, it is highly recommended. Similarly, it is also OK for dialysis patients. However, since there are so many types of milk in the stores, what kind of milk can they drink?

Types of milk in stores

The primary types of milk sold in stores are: whole milk, reduced-fat milk (2%), low-fat milk (1%), and fat-free milk. The percentages included in the names of the milk indicate how much fat is in the milk by weight.

What kind of milk can dialysis patients drink?

My answer is fat-free milk. It does not mean that patients in dialysis cannot drink other types of milk at all. How much they can take should be based on their illness condition.

If the urine output is still normal, it indicated the kidney can still function. Patients can choose what kind of milk they want to drink.

On the contrary, when dialysis patients have little urine, their kidneys have been severely damaged and GFR (glomerular filtration rate) has a great decline, so excessive wastes and toxins cannot be discharged effectively. At this time, if patients take milk that contain high level of sugar or fat, their kidneys will be overloaded to remove the waste products of protein. That is to say, free-fat milk is the best choice.

Tips

Milk is allowed to drink for dialysis patients, because it is of high-quality protein. In general, 0.6-0.8g per kilogram of body weight is enough for dialysis patients. For those who have severer condition, 0.4g per kilogram of body weight is reasonable. The specific amount will be calculated taking the patients weight and age into account. Your doctor will give you a diet plan. If not, you can consult out doctors online.

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