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As we all know, potassium is a mineral that the body needs to maintain the body health. It plays a role in keeping your heartbeat regular and your muscle working right. It is the job of healthy kidneys to keep the right amount of potassium in your body.however, for patients with CKD Stage 5, they need to reduce intake of the mineral. Here we will talk about the topic “ Diet Chart to Reduce Potassium for CKD Stage 5”.
CKD Stage 5 is the final stage of kidney disease which means kidney has lost more than 85% of kidney function. In the stage, you are suggested to undergo dialysis which is used for discharging extra wastes and toxins from the blood. However, for failed kidneys, their kidney fails to expel extra potassium level from the blood, resulting in high potassium level. High potassium in the blood is called hyperkalemia, which may occur in people with advanced stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Some of the effects of high potassium are nausea, weakness, numbness and slow pulse.
In order to reduce the burden of kidneys, protect remaining kidney function and improve it, patients are suggested to have a low potassium level diet. Here we will recommend the following foods high in low potassium level.
The food of low potassium are as follows:
1. Fruits: apples, lemons, blueberries, grapes, pears, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, plums, raspberries, watermelon.
2. Vegetables: raw cabbage, green beans, carrots, endive, Alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, green or wax beans, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant, kale, lettuce, okra, onions, parsley, green peas, green peppers, radish, rhubarb, water chestnuts, watercress, squash, zucchini
3. Others: cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, swiss cheese, low-fat ice cream, grains, starches, angel or yellow cake, tea, juice of fruits with low potassium.
Due to different illness condition, the diet plan should keep changing along with the changes of illness condition. Therefore, there is no certain food you can eat or not. To get an individualized diet plan, you can contact our online doctor or mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org