Stage 5 kidney failure is advanced kidney disease in which a kidney-friendly diet is very important, because it can help patients manage their symptoms and improve their life quality. Therefore, what foods can eat and not eat for people with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Failure?
Foods to eat for stage 5 kidney failure patients
Since kidneys in this stage can’t do their job properly, the basic dietary requirement is not to increase the burden on kidneys. From this point, these patients should consume the following foods:
- High-quality protein: This type of foods especially with essential amino acid produce less waste product that won’t increase the burden on kidneys.
-Omega-3 fatty acid: It is found commonly in fish oil and flaxseed oil that can help improve patients’ immunity and inhibit kidney inflammation. If kidney failure is due to IgA Nephropathy, Lupus Nephritis, FSGS, etc, foods high in omega-3 fatty acid indeed can help control their condition.
-Vitamin C: Vitamin C is one common antioxidant that can protect kidney function from declining. Blueberry, strawberry, kiwi fruit, lemon, etc, are good choice. However, if you have high potassium level, you may need to notice the intake amount.
Foods not to eat for stage 5 kidney failure patients
Many kidney failure patients complain that they are required to develop a strict diet plan. Finding out what foods to avoid can guide these patients to arrange their diet plan.
- High-sodium diet: Extra intake of sodium will worsen patients’ swelling or hypertension. Either of them can cause further kidney damage and aggravate their illness condition. Therefore, you should stay away from salty foods.
- High-potassium foods: If you have begin dialysis especially peritoneal dialysis, you may don’t need to avoid high-potassium foods. If not, it is necessary to avoid high-potassium foods.
- High-phosphorus foods: If you have bone disease or skin itching, it is more likely to indicate high phosphorus level. In this case, you had better not eat high-phosphorus foods like seafood and animal giblets.
The basic dietary requirements are similar, but the personalized advices should change from person to person. If you want to get a food list that can eat or not eat in detail, you can send your level of creatinine, BUN, potassium and phosphorus to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to help you make a kidney-friendly diet plan.