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    What to Eat and Not Eat for Stage 4 CKD Patients

    2014-04-03 01:32| Font Size A A A

    What to Eat and Not Eat for Stage 4 CKD PatientsBesides medical treatments, healthy diet is also very important for some people with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease or Stage 4 CKD. What can patients in stage 4 kidney disease eat and not eat? Read the following article, you will make clear that.

    1. Eat less salted food

    Eating too much salt can cause swelling and raise people’s blood pressure. You should limit sodium intake by reducing the amount of processed salty foods such as fast foods, frozen meals, canned soups and vegetables, lunch meats and cheese.

    2. Balance the intake of protein

    Protein is an essential nutrient for strengthening your muscle and supporting the immune system to fight infections. For patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, they should choose low level but with high-quality protein foods such as chicken, egg white, fish, milk and lean meat.

    3. Limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus

    In stage 4 chronic kidney disease, kidneys are so severely impaired that potassium builds up in bloodstream. Reduce your potassium intake by choosing low-potassium products such as apples, carrots, green beans and berries, and avoid high potassium foods such as bananas and potatoes. A buildup of phosphorus is also seen in stag 4 CKD. High phosphorus can cause your bones to get broken easily. Reduce foods that contain rich phosphorus such as dairy, cola, beans, nuts and processed foods.

    4. Change to plant based food

    Owing to reduce the intake of proteins, you will need increase the consumption of grains, fruits and vegetables. They have low cholesterols and fat, and they can reduce your risk for cardiovascular diseases. Of course, patients with Stage 4 CKD should pay much attention to the potassium and phosphorus content from the vegetables, grains and fruits.

    5. Limit fluid intake if CKD Stage 4 patients have swelling symptom

    Swelling or edema is a visible symptom of kidney problems. For patients with Stage 4 CKD, limitation of fluid intake will be helpful.

    The above introduces about some dietary tips for patients at stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. If you are in the stage 4 CKD, you should make a healthy diet plan to slow down the progression of kidney disease. To get a personalized diet plan, you can consult the doctor online.

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