It is a daunting task to lose weight for people on dialysis. However,maintaining an appropriate body weight is important for a lifestyle even when you are on dialysis.How can you lose weight as a Dialysis patient?
Benefits of weight loss for people on dialysis
If you are overweight, weight loss may bring you the following benefits:
* Enhance energy
* Decrease blood fat level
* Better blood pressure control
* Better blood sugar control, if you are a diabetic
Ways to help you lose weight on dialysis
Regular exercise is a great way to not only lose weight, but also to reduce your body and build muscle.You should start exercising slowly and build your way to at least 30 minutes a day.You can choose an activity you enjoy. Such as bicycling, swimming or walking.If you have mobility issues,your doctor can refer you to a physical therapist to help you with various stretching and stretching exercises.
When you are on dialysis, you must follow a special diet.A balanced diet not only can provide you enough nutrients, but also can help you keep a healthy body weight.
You should work with a dietitian to ensure that you are eating appropriately for dialysis and to meet your weight loss goals.You should reduce calorie and fat intake.You should choose lean cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal and trim the fat before cooking.Also, you should limit high-fat foods like butter, mayonnaise, certain cooking oils, fried foods and desserts.
Weight loss can be difficult for people on dialysis. However, if you insist your weight-loss goals, you will certainly be able to get many benefits from it.