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For stage 4 CKD patients, they have to develop a strict dietary plan due to severe decline of renal function. Then, what can be eaten or avoided by patients with this stage kidney disease? Here, we will discuss this topic in this passage. Sincerely, I hope they can benefits a lot.
The overview of stage 4 chronic kidney disease
It is a secondary advanced damage on the kidneys and it implies that you have server decline of renal function which is about 15%-30%. With decreased of renal function, kidneys fail to work adequately and they no longer can play a role in removing wastes and toxins from the body, maintaining electrolyte and acid-base balance and regulating water. In this regard, many symptoms will occur, such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, swelling, hematuria and so on. Patients who have severe damaged renal function may receive dialysis or kidney transplant to prolong their lifespan. However, it does not mean we can not have treatment methods to slow down the progression of kidney disease. Under this condition, we can find a dietitian who will give you some advice which is beneficial to your health.
Diet plan for stage 4 chronic kidney disease patients
Keep away from salty foods
A good management of high blood pressure is critical for patients because hypertension is one of leading causes of kidney disease. However, ingesting extra salty foods can worsen high blood pressure. Besides, salty foods can aggravate edema. Therefore, patients should have a low-salt diet so as to control their blood pressure. Salty foods including fast food, frozen meals, canned soups, lunch meats, etc, should be avoided.
Low amount but high-quality protein intake
Patients are often required to consume low-protein foods, because eating too much protein can increase kidney’s burden and cause further kidney damage. However, as we all know, protein is necessary nutrition for our body. So foods with high-quality protein are recommended to you. They can be consumed well by patients so that provide energy for patients, such as milk, egg white, tofu and so on.
Patients should have a low potassium and low phosphorus diet. Besides, they should take foods with vitamin C which is good for enhancing immunity and guarantee the life force. Since the illness condition is different from person to person, it is hard to give you an detailed info. But it doesn’t matter, if you want to what food you can eat or not, you can talk with our online doctor directly or leave message below and we will give you an individualized advice. Best wishes!
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