Dietary Considerations for Dialysis Patients
Since kidney disease in early stage does not get radical treatment, it develops to uremia and then go on dialysis. Dialysis only uses external factors to replace kidney function. The renal function is seriously damaged, and some metabolities in the body can not be discharged normally.
As for dialysis patients, what should they pay attention to their diet?
1. Protein intake
Choose high quality animal protein with high biological efficiency such as fresh milk, egg, fish, and lean meat, etc. Supplement various necessary amino acids. Although plant soya bean and peanuts contain high protein, they contain less amino acids and should not be eaten too much.
2. Calories intake
Generally you should get 30-45kcal/kg/d calories. But it is different from person to person. It depends on individual differences.
3. Supplement calcium and other substances
Supplement calcium, zinc, iron, and adequate B vitamins
4. Restrict fluid
Weight gain of 0.5kg per day should be controlled. Excessive intake of water during dialysis can lead to water intoxication and cardiovascular complications.
5. Limit sodium
Sodium should be limited to 2 to 3g per day to prevent hypertension and heart failure.
6. Limit potassium
Limit potassium intake to prevent hyperkalemia.
7. Limit phosphorus
High phosphorus and low calcium can cause metabolic bone disease. Avoid food with high phosphorus content, such as animal heart, brain, kidney, liver, soybean and peanut.
8. In addition to following the dietary treatment principles for diabetic nephropathy, the following points should also be paid attention to:
After dialysis, the total calories and protein quality of the diet should be increased appropriately than before dialysis due to the improvement of the disease and the increase of appetite. Protein loss during each dialysis ranges from 2 to 3.5g. After dialysis, protein intake should be 1 ~ 1.2 g/kg body weight. The patients can be given 2 eggs, 500ml milk, moderate fish and meat per day.
If you want to treat your kidney disease radically, regular dialysis is not enough. Here we recommend systematic Chinese Medicine Treatments including Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture, Moxibustion Therapy, Steaming Therapy, Enema Therapy and Acupuncture, etc. Which treatment you will be given depends on your condition. Several treatments will be combined together for kidney disease. We first need to test you and then our experts will make a treatment plan. Our Chinese Medicines first purify blood through removing wastes and toxins from your body. This can give you a clean blood environment. Then Chinese medicines can arrive at your kidney lesion directly to repair kidney damage and improve renal function through dilating blood vessels, improving blood circulation, degrading extracellular matrix, preventing inflammation and coagulation, providing nutrients. In this way, your kidney disease can be controlled radically and effectively.
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