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    What Specific Diet Should I Have with GFR 42 And High Creatinine

    2014-04-04 06:44| Font Size A A A

    What Specific Diet Should I Have with GFR 42 And High CreatinineFor patients with kidney disease, GFR and creatinine are two major standards to assess patient’s kidney function. Besides, patients with kidney disease should be careful in their diet, because that can influence patient’s health condition obviously. Well then, if patients has GFR 42 and high creatinine, what diet is suitable for his condition?

    High creatinine is a indicator that at least more than half normal kidney function has been damaged, and GFR 42 means patient is within kidney disease stage 3. As a result, patient should choose his diet according to his own condition, and there are some important aspects should be considered by patients.

    1.Appropriate protein:

    Protein is a very important nutrient for our body health, but it can also produce lots of metabolic wastes, which need to be filtrated out by kidney, and that can aggravate patient’s kidney damage. Thereby, it is important for patients with GFR 42 and high creatinine to guarantee the essential amount of protein and avoid much excess protein intake.

    2.Low sodium:

    Much sodium in body can cause edema and hypertension, and hypertension is a very severe complication, which can aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously. Thereby, it is important for patients with kidney disease to have low sodium in their diet.

    3.Low phosphorus and high calcium:

    When patients are in the late stage of kidney disease, it is very common for them to have the metabolic disorder of calcium and phosphorus, and patients often have hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia. That often cause patients to have renal osteopathy, which is a very severe complication, so it is necessary for patients to reduce his phosphorus intake and increase his calcium intake to prevent this problem.

    4.Vegetables and fruits:

    Most vegetables and fruits are healthy foods, and they can provide patients vitamins they need. Thereby, it is important for patients to increase their intake of vegetables and fruits, which are very helpful for their overall health. However, it is important for patients to notice the nutrients intake that are important for them when they are taking vegetables and fruits.

    These are some important aspects for patients with GFR 42 and high creatinine, and there are also many other aspects should be considered by patients. In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with your kidney disease, you can contact our online experts, and we are glad to help you.

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