Dietary Management for People with Renal Failure

Dietary Management for People with Renal Failure Renal Failure, also known as kidney failure, occurs when kidneys fail to excrete waste products and toxins out of the blood. People with this disorder usually feel hopeless, well, they can still do something in diet to delay it’s progression.

Here, experts at our Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital concluded the following suggestions:

1. High-quality protein diet

To relive the burden of damaged kidneys, the ingestion of protein foods should be restricted. However, they can take some high-quality protein foods, such as, milk, egg white, fish, lean meat and so on. But remember, the amount should not be that much. If you are not clear about the specific amount, you can consult with our online doctor directly.

2. Low-salt diet

It has been proven that eating too much salt will increase the risk of presenting swelling and high blood pressure. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the ingestion of salt, meanwhile, foods like salty foods, processed products, smoky foods, etc should be avoided.

3. Avoid eating high-potassium foods

Accompanied with decline of kidney function, the excretion of potassium will decrease and the risk of presenting hyperkalemia will be increased. In serious condition, it may lead to irregular heartbeat or heart failure. So patients should avoid eating foods loaded in potassium, such as, banana, potato, soy sauce, etc.

4. Avoid eating stimulating foods

Foods including pepper, shrimp, crab, garlic and so on may cause inflammation or even allergic reaction easily.

Besides, patients can eat foods abundant in vitamin B and active vitamin D.

In daily life, patients should also pay attention to other aspects. Such as, take moderate physical exercises, quit smoking and drinking, keep a positive attitude and so on.

If you happen to be a person with renal failure, we hope the dietary suggestions can be beneficial. Any follow-up questions, please email Best wishes!


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