Foods to avoid in End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD)

Foods to avoid in End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD) End Stage Renal Disease, also known as ESRD, refers to an advanced stage of kidney disorder. In this stage, the kidneys fail to work as they once did. Even if diet can not cure it, a proper diet can still help delay the deterioration of renal function. Today, we are going to introduce some of the foods that should be avoided for those patients.

Foods that are abundant in salt Excessive intake of sodium is more likely to cause fluid retention and increase blood pressure. To avoid suffering from these discomforts, patients should eat less the following foods, canned foods, processed products, hot dog, pizza, cheese and so on.

Foods loaded in potassium Foods loaded in potassium are not suggested for people with this disease, because high-potassium level can lead to irregular heartbeat or even heart failure. And foods high in potassium include banana, potato, kiwi, tomato, orange, raisin, etc.

High phosphorus foods In ESRD, kidneys fail to remove extra phosphorus out of the body. Therefore, high phosphorus level will occur. And experts at our Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital point out that high phosphorus level can cause loss of calcium in the blood, resulting bone disorders. In addition, the risk of having itchy skin will be elevated. Thereby, foods including milk, yogurt, cheese and most dairy products should be avoided.

Except for the above suggestions, patients should also do the following things well. Such as, quit smoking and drinking, take moderate exercises, keep a positive attitude and so on.

If you happen to be a person with ESRD, we really hope the above tips can be helpful. However, as the illness condition varies, the dietary principle should be different. Any interests about this, you can email and we will provide you with an individualized diet plan.


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