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Good Food to Eat After Hemodialysis

2015-03-05 10:22| Font Size A A A

Good Food to Eat After HemodialysisHemodialysis Diet is an balanced and proper diet plan which towards to patients who are on hemodialysis. When the kidneys are impaired or have failed, kidney dialysis artifically removes waste and fluids from the body. Food provides nutrition and energy after hemodialysis, while the wrong foods will worsen illness condition. What are good food for hemodialysis patients?

1. A higher amount of high-quality protein is recommended to your eating plan.

Protein is the essential nutrition of our body. But for dialysis patients, their kidney filters- “Glomeruli”may be damaged to some extent, and too much protein will leak into urine through the holes of glomerular, leading too massive loss of proitein. Since some high-quality protein do not produce extra wastes, thus reducing kidneys’ burden. In addition, high-quality protein also can guarantee the body’s need. Therefore, for hemodialysis patients, it is a good choice to eat high-quality protein like lean meat, poultry, fish and egg whites.

2. Control the fluid intake

Too much fluid gain between hemodialysis sessions can cause discomfort, including swelling, shortness of breath or high blood pressure. Therefore, you should pay mor eattention to your fulid-dialy intake. Besides, the fluids also can hidden in some foods you eat, like gelatin, ice, sherbet, watermelon, sauces and gravies.

3. Foods containing high amounts of sodium, phosphorus and potassium are restricted.

-Salt and sodium intake should be limited according to patients’ illness conditions. Eating too much salt will increase the damaged kidneys’ burden. What’s more, it may aggravate high blood pressure and swelling, whihc are the typical symtoms in kidney failure.

-Potassium is easily removed by dialysis, but when it builds up in the blood betwen treatments, it can cause muscle weakness and make your heart stop beating. Dairy products and other foods that are high in potassium will need to restricted from your diet.

Through the above analysis, we can see that there is no certain food what you can eat or not. After all, diet plan should be individualized. Therefore, you can talk with our Online Doctor or email to renal-disease@hotmail.com for an personalized diet suggestion.

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