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Healthy Diet for Kidney Shrinkage

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-18 15:46

Healthy Diet for Kidney ShrinkageWe can not live without diet. It not only provides the necessary nutrients to our body, but also helps maintain our health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, diet is also a treatment to disease. Here is a general guideline to healthy diet for Kidney Shrinkage. If you would like a personalized food list, please leave a message or send emails to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com.

Low protein

Because of kidney shrinkage, they can not play their roles fully to filter wastes and toxins from the body. Proteolysis may produce creatinine, urea nitrogen and other wastes, so there is a diet restriction for people with Kidney Shrinkage. But to satisfy the need of body, you can eat moderately high quality protein which produce less wastes, such as fish, egg white, lean meat, etc.

Low fat

Too much fat intake will cause high blood cholesterol and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the most common cause of death for kidney patients. But you can eat some unsaturated fatty acid, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil. They contain high levels of omega 3 fatty acid, which is very good for your health.

High calories

Protein, fat, and carbohydrate are the three sources of calories. Increasing the intake of carbohydrates can decrease proteolysis and provides enough energy for the body. It needs about 125.6 J/kg per day. Therefore, you can eat such food as sweet potatoes, potatoes, apples, lotus root starch and so on.

Other diet

In order to ease edema and high blood pressure, you should limit the intake of sodium and fluid. In order to boost immune system, you can eat fresh vegetables and fruits high in antioxidant, such as kiwi-fruit and onions. In order to decrease the burden on kidneys, you should also limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus.

Healthy diet plays an important role in slowing down the progression of kidney shrinkage, so you should attach importance.




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