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Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat Sushi

2014-11-24 14:44| Font Size A A A

Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat SushiSushi is a traditional Japanese food and now it is very popular among all over the world due to its delicious taste. Well then, can kidney failure patients eat sushi? Some people with kidney failure may doubt because there are numerous taboos on their daily diet. Now, let’s have a look at the passage and look for the answer.

The dietary restrictions for kidney failure patients.

Kidney Failure refers that kidneys are unable to do their job adequately. With the decline of renal function, patients will also begin to suffer from some symptoms and complications like proteinuire, swelling, high potassium & phosphorus levels, high blood pressure and so on. Therefore, a proper diet plays an important role in protecting renal function and relieving these symptoms. Diet should be different from person to person because illness condition is different from case to case. There are general tips for your reference.

1. Low protein but high-quality protein diet

2. Low sodium diet

3. Low phosphorus and phosphorus diet

4. Proper water intake

5. Ingest more vitamins

Well then, can kidney failure patients eat sushi?

According to the mentioned above, we do not suggest kidney failure patients eat sushi. Why? The reasons are as following:

Sushi is the delicious food consisting of cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients, sea food (fish and shrimps), vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits as well as nori and so on. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely, but sushi is often prepared with raw seafood. However, some fresh raw fish in sushi will increase the risk of infections. In addition, seafood also are rich in protein which can cause further damage because of the increasing protein urine. What’s more, nori also contains a large amount of potassium, while kidney failure patients should limit intake potassium since the injured kidney fails to excrete the extra potassium out f body, causing heart sudden stop. And sodium in sushi is also higher than other foods, it will lead to water and sodium retention in body, causing edema or swelling.

Through the above analysis, we can see that sushi is indeed not an ideal food for people with kidney failure. Thereforem it is better to keep sushi away from the renal failure patients. For an individualized diet plan, you are welcomed to contact our Online Doctor or leave a message below and we are glad to help you.



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