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Foods to eat and not eat with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure

2013-09-24 14:09

Foods to eat and not eat with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney FailureWhat foods to eat and not eat with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure? When your kidneys are no longer working as well as they need to, modifying your diet correctly can help manage your complications and protect your kidneys.

Today, our topic aims at giving you some ideas to identify what foods can eat or not eat.

Foods to eat with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure

As we know, kidneys are in charge of not only purifying blood but also stimulating the formation of some essential substances. Kidneys are damaged severely in stage 4 kidney failure, so some foods are needed to supplement enough nutrition for patients.

- High-quality protein foods: This kind of protein can meet patients’ protein need and not increase the burden on kidneys. Fish, milk, lean meat, egg white, etc, are proven to contain high-quality protein.

- Foods with antioxidant properties: Low immunity usually occurs along with kidney failure. Foods rich in antioxidant can protect patients from infections and inflammations by boosting their immunity. Orange, lemon, kiwi fruit, strawberry and some other foods have this property.

- Most vegetables and fruits: Vegetables are fruits are a main source of vitamin that is usually deficient for people with stage 4 kidney failure, so these patients are suggested to eat relatively more fruits and vegetables. What’s more, some of them can help improve kidney function.

Foods not to eat with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure

With the progress of illness condition, patients will find their diet become more and more restricted. Here, there are some foods patients with stage 4 kidney failure need to avoid.

- Foods contain rich sodium: Hypertension and swelling are two common complications of kidney failure. Excess sodium can worsen fluid and sodium retention and hypertension.

- High-phosphorus foods: Extra phosphorus builds up in the body easily in advanced kidney disease. Too much phosphorus can harm patients’ bone, so 800-1,200mg of phosphorus per day is thought to be a good target.

- High-potassium foods: Dried fruits, avocados, watermelon, orange, banana and salt substitutes are very high in potassium. Therefore, if your potassium level is higher than the normal, avoid them.

Many other tips should be noticed according to your specific condition. If you want to get a diet plan in detail, you can send email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com or leave a message below.

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