Kidney Shrinkage Diet

The right diet for kidney shrinkage patients depends on their weight, blood test and whether on dialysis or not. The diet should be in accordance with the disease progression.

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A Right Diet for Kidney Shrinkage Patients

2014-04-04 01:26

A Right Diet for Kidney Shrinkage PatientsThe right diet for kidney shrinkage patients depends on their weight, blood test and whether on dialysis or not. The diet should be in accordance with the disease progression.

General dietary requirements for kidney shrinkage patients

-Reduce salt intake

Salt contains the element---sodium, too much of which can cause fluid retention and high blood pressure. Fresh foods contain only 10 percent of sodium and the rest comes from the salt used in cooking. Canned foods and processed foods are high in sodium, so patients should avoid eating these foods.

-Stay away from saturated fats and trans-fatty acids

Saturated fats and trans-fatty acids increase LDL content and the risk of heart disease. Saturated fats are usually found in animal fats, so patient should replace animal fat with vegetable fat, like peanut oil and linseed oil. Foods processed with special chemical methods usually contain trans-fatty. Risk of relative diseases can get lowered, if patients stay away from the mentioned foods.

- Restrict protein consumption

Although protein is an essential part of a diet, eating more proteins puts extra burden on the kidneys leading to faster decline in kidney function. However, patients still need to take in a certain amount of protein. In this regard, foods contain high quality protein are good choices for patients, as they can guarantee the protein supply and avoid putting a strain on the damaged kidney.

Specific diet for patients with specific symptoms

-Patients with hyperkalemia

According to the amount of potassium in blood, patients are required to change their potassium intake in diet. If patients have hyperkalemia, they should reduce the potassium intake. Potassium level of 6.5 or higher can lead to a cardiac arrest, while too low potassium level can cause other illnesses. Patients should keep a close eye on their potassium level, if their potassium levels are abnormal.

-For hyperphosphatemia and bone disease patients

Hyperphosphatemia can induce skin itchy and bone disease. Elevated phosphorus levels decrease the level of calcium in the blood leading to bone disease. Thus, high phosphorus foods are restricted for patients with hyperphosphatemia and bone disease.

-Patients with severe swelling

Severe swelling indicates too much fluids building up in patients’ body. Patients with severe swelling should keep the right amount of water to avoid straining the kidney and alleviate swelling.

A right diet can help patients a lot on delaying their diseases. Some symptoms can get relieved through changing their diets. If you need more specific information on diet, you can contact our online doctors who can give you more useful information on kidney disease diet.

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