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Some patients may suffer from weight loss in stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure. To gain weight is a problem for them, because weight loss can cause further damage to kidneys.
What causes weight loss?
As we all know, in stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure, kidneys have failed to filter properly, and waste accumulates in the blood and the body, resulting in noticeable symptoms, such as high levels of urea in the blood, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea and so on. Besides, loss of appetite is also a symptom. All of these symptoms can cause weight loss.
How to gain weight?
In order to gain weight, you should increase calories in your diet. Calories in your food come from carbohydrates, protein and fat.
Protein intake should be limited, because proteolysis can produce many wastes, which will increase the burden of kidneys. But you can choose some high quality protein, such as milk and egg white, which produce few wastes.
Carbohydrates are recommended to provide calories, like sugar, jam, jelly, hard candy, honey and syrup.
Other good sources of calories come from fats such as soft margarine, and oils like canola or olive oil, which are low in saturated fat and have no cholesterol.
If you have diabetes and need to gain weight, it may be best for you to increase your calories from starches and vegetable fats.
Keeping a normal weight is very important to your overall health and well-being. Therefore, if you are losing weight in stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure, attention should be paid to increase calories in your diet. If you want to recover from kidney disease, you can try some traditional Chinese medicine, such as Micro-Chinese medicine. It can repair the damaged kidney cells. And then all these unpleasant symptoms will disappear.
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