Dietary Management For Patients with Stage 4 CKD
Chronic Kidney Disease refers to a progressive disease and it can be divided into 5 stages according to the GFR level. And in this article, we are going to talk about the dietary management for stage 4 CKD. Then let’s have a look at this.
Stage 4 CKD is an advanced stage of kidney disorder. If not controlled well, patients may be suggested to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain life. However, a proper diet can help delay its progression and get rid of dialysis or kidney transplant.
Eating less salty foods In normal condition, healthy kidneys can help regulate blood pressure. While, in this stage, patients are more likely to experience high blood pressure and edema. Without effective control, the symptoms will not only affect their life quality but also aggravate the illness condition. Therefore, they should eat less processed products, salty foods and so on.
Moderate intake of protein Eating too much protein will aggravate the burden of kidneys, so patients should avoid eating extra protein foods. However, some high-quality protein foods including egg white, milk, fish, lean meat can be better choices. If you are not clear about the specific amount, you can send us your medical report:email@example.com for better advices.
Low-potassium diet and low-phosphorus diet In this stage, kidneys have lose their abilities to maintain the balance of electrolytes. And elevated potassium level will cause irregular heartbeats. Therefore, they can eat some low potassium foods, such as, apples and berries. Except for high potassium level, they may also present high phosphorus level. And study shows that it will cause loss of calcium and resulting bone disorders. Thereby, a low-phosphorus diet is recommended.
Except for the following suggestions, patients can also eat some whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. However, not all the above foods are suitable. If you are troubled by this, please consult with our online doctor directly.
If you happen to be a person with stage 4 CKD, we really hope the above dietary tips can be beneficial. For more information about this, you can leave us message below.
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