Kidney shrinkage refers to pathological kidney change. In most cases, shrinking kidneys are due to congenital renal dysplasia or end stage renal disease (ESRD). For people with this problem, they must want to know what to eat and not eat. How about the answer?
Firstly, learn more about kidney shrinkage.
Kidney shrinkage is one condition in which kidneys lose their functioning cells gradually. Finally, kidneys may fail into complete kidney failure. In this case, a healthy diet plan plays an important role in managing kidney shrinkage.
Then, we will talk about what to eat and not eat for kidney shrinkage.
The following we give out some general dietary suggestions. (If you want to get a specific diet plan, you can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can answer you in 24 hours.)
1. Avoid too salty food:When mentioning salt, we can think of sodium. When kidneys are diseased, sodium will increase the burden on kidneys or induce and worsen patients’ complications such as high blood pressure and swelling. Therefore, patients with kidney shrinkage should avoid canned food, processed food, salty condiment, bacon, etc.
2. Try not to eat saturated fatty acid: Saturated fatty acid can induce inflammatory reactions, so as to aggravate kidney condition. Animal fat or oil usually contains rich saturated fatty acid, so patients need to stay away from them.
3. Choose high-quality protein as protein source: High-quality protein produce fewer waste products and supplement more essential amino acids for the body that can help reduce the burden on kidneys. Fish, egg white, lean meat, milk, etc, are all good choices.
4. Select correct vegetables and fruits to eat: Since kidney shrinkage is one indicator of end stage kidney disease, patients may have high potassium or phosphorus level, while many fruits and vegetables are high in these two minerals. Thereby, it is necessary to choose right fruits and vegetables to eat.
There are many other suggestions to guide patients with kidney shrinkage for developing a healthy diet plan. If you want to know more, you can contact us directly.