When the renal diet involves fruits and vegetables, the main concern for dialysis patients should be the content of potassium, a mineral that helps muscles contract.
Both irregular high and low levels of potassium in the blood would affect the heart function, and one of the main functions of kidneys is to keep blood potassium levels within normal range.
When the kidneys do not work as usual, the blood potassium will just increase to abnormal high levels. In that case, the dialysis will help patients to maintain blood potassium levels within a healthy range.
You need to understand what you can eat what you cannot, because it will be an important part of your personal treatment. And we would like to introduce you some basic knowledge of kidney diet.
First of all, some of your lifestyles need changing, such as starting to eat healthy food, which can be communicated with your renal dietitian for details. Using renal-friendly ingredients to make everyday-meals is of huge importance to kidney disease patients because they are prone to have inflammation or cardiovascular disease than ordinary people.
After a certain understanding of kidney diet, it could be easier to prepare yourself or family members or friends a more perfect diet, so that everyone can live a healthier life.
Put these snacks in your pocket, backpack, or desk to refresh yourself whenever feeling hunger.
1. Fruits: apples, grapes, oranges, or strawberries; dried cranberries or blueberries; fruits-cup of peaches, pears, pineapples, oranges, or mixed fruits.
2. Microwave popcorn with low or no sodium.
3. Low-sodium biscuits, pita cake or salt-free crackers
4. Individually-packaged small canned tuna or chicken
5. Kidney-friendly nutritional bars or liquid supplements, which generally meets the following criterion :
Protein: 15 grams or more
Potassium: 200 mg or less
Phosphorus: no more than 150 mg
Sodium: no more than 300 mg
If you need diagnosis or treatment, or information about your specific situation, then you could have an online consultation with our doctor. Emergency calls are available for your reference.
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