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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (CKD Stage 5) means that your kidneys nearly fail to work effectively. In the condition, it is important to change what you eat and drink so as to protect remaining renal function and live better life. Here, we will talk about the diet for chronic kidney disease for the patients.
Stage 5 kidney disease patients have different dietary requirements from the healthy people. Due to decreased renal function, kidney no longer function completely. Then, your body systems will be in a mess. Namely you will suffer a lot, like swelling, high blood pressure, itching skin, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal tract damage, cardiovascular disease and so on. In order to control these symptoms, it is important to make the individualized diet plan. The followings are the several factors that stage 5 renal disease patients need to put into consideration while arranging a diet plan.
It is time to regulate protein intake according to changes of your illness conditions. Eating too much protein will be the big burden to the damaged kidneys. But we all know that protein is the necessary nutrient for our body. Insufficient protein intake will induce the malnutrition and cause low immunity. Therefore, for Stage 5 CKD patients, they should limit intake of high-protein diet but they can take high-quality protein diet, because high-quality protein produce less wastes so that reduce the burden of your kidneys.
It is important to reduce the sodium intake. For stage 5 kidney disease patients, they need to eat less salt, because it can worsen high blood pressure and swelling, which are the main symptoms of kidney damage.
It is important to take enough vitamin so as to improve immune system and strengthen immune system, especially vitamin C.
In addition, you should also pay attention to regulate potassium and phosphorus level according to your changes of your illness conditions.Any more details, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or leave a message below directly and we are glad to help you.