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Food Recipe for Patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-11-02 10:03| Font Size A A A

Food Recipe for Patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney DiseaseStage 4 chronic kidney disease is characterized by severe kidney damage. So treatment for stage 4 chronic kidney disease must focus on not further damage kidney function. Food recipe is an necessary part of treatment. So what is the food recipe for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

The kidney function declines to only 15-29% with stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Many symptoms like nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, cramps and fatigue will follow. So the food recipe should aim at minimizing the symptoms and help sustain a better life. You are suggested to work with your doctor and dietitian to obtain a proper food recipe for your condition or you can contact the online doctors, they will manage you a good food recipe. The followings are the general suggestions.

Mind your protein intake.

You should follow a relatively low-protein diet with stage 4 chronic kidney disease if you do not start dialysis. It is suggested that the protein intake should be kept in 0.6g per kg of your body weight with only 25% of kidney function. Low-protein diet can alleviate the symptom of foamy urine. Low-protein food can also produce less waste product to lower the burden of kidney. However, to prevent protein malnutrition, you should consume a high-quality protein food, such as eggs, milk, red meat, etc.

This low-protein diet suggestion not goes for dialysis patients, who should add protein intake appropriately.

Mind your sodium intake.

A-low sodium food is recommended to you to help control water-sodium retention and high blood pressure, which will increase the kidney damage. For patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease, the suggested ingestion of sodium is 1000-4000 mg per day. But you should consult your doctor for the right amount of sodium you should take. You’d better eat home cook meal instead of restaurant meal. Keep away from processed food, pickled food.

Mind your calories intake.

You may suffer weight loss with stage 4 chronic kidney disease. This is because when you limit the protein intake, the calories are decreased as well. So to prevent weight loss, you should provide yourself with some concentrated carbohydrates and supplemental drinks to ensure the adequate calories ingestions.

The food recipe for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease is very important to keep a good nutrition and lower the burden of kidney. You are welcomed to send your medical report to, the kidney doctor will help you manage a good food recipe for you!

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