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    What Should Compose My Diet If My GFR Is 40

    2014-05-21 02:18| Font Size A A A

    What Should Compose My Diet If My GFR Is 40Diet can influence our health greatly, and for patients with CKD, diet is an important aspect for them to protect their remaining kidney function and improve their overall condition.

    GFR is an important reflection of patient’s kidney function, and when patient’s kidney function is reduced by his kidney disease, that will cause patient’s GFR to be reduced. The GFR level of healthy people can reach 120ml/min, so if a patient has GFR 40, that is much lower than normal. Well then, what should compose patient’s diet if his creatinine level is 40?

    1. Protein:

    Protein can produce lots of metabolic wastes, which need to be filtrated out by kidney. If patients have much excess protein in their diet, that may aggravate patient’s kidney damage. But protein is also an important nutrient, so the essential protein intake should also be guaranteed.

    2. Calory:

    Moderate calory intake is very beneficial, because that can guarantee the need of patient’s activity, which will reduce the decomposition of protein in patient’s body. That is very helpful for protecting patient’s remaining kidney function.

    3. Sodium:

    High sodium in body can cause hypertension, which can cause and aggravate patient’s kidney damage. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to have low sodium intake in their diet. Because slat is the major source of sodium, so it is important for patients to reduce their salt intake.

    4. Fluid:

    It is better for patients to have enough fluid intake, which can increase their blood flow in kidney. However, patients should avoid much fluid intake if they have obvious edema.

    5. Potassium:

    For patients with GFR 40, their kidney function can not guarantee their body’s internal metabolic balances, and they can have the metabolic disorder of electrolytes in their body. It is necessary for patients to regulate the potassium level in their body according to their own conditions, because it can cause many health problems.

    6. Phosphorus and calcium:

    Patients with GFR 40 is in CKD stage 3, they may not have renal osteopathy at this point. However, severe kidney damage often causes hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia, and long-term metabolic disorders of them can cause this severe health problem. Thereby, to prevent this problem, it is necessary for patients to regulate the phosphorus and calcium levels in their body.

    These are some important aspects for patients with GFR 40 to protect their remaining kidney function and improve their overall condition, but patients should regulate them according to their own conditions. It is necessary for patients to find help from a dietitian.

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