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What Diet Can Improve GFR

2014-06-10 09:52

What Diet Can Improve GFRGFR means how much blood kidney can filter within a minute. And it is used widely to be an indicator of kidney function. How to improve GFR is a very concerned thing for patients with kidney disease. Here we will introduce diet for improving GFR naturally.

1. Low salt

Salt must be limited in daily life, and you can find some alternative to salt for cooking. Eating much salt can increase blood pressure, worsening high blood pressure which is very common for patients with kidney disease. In addition, swelling can be worsened by much salt.

2. Low protein

Patients with kidney disease should have a low protein diet in daily life. Protein intake can worsen proteinuria in kidney disease and put more burdens on kidney, affecting kidney function. But some high quality protein can be allowed, like fish, lean meat and egg white. This is because high quality protein produces few wastes and supply rich nutrients.

3. Much calcium

Much intake calcium can be beneficial. Patients with kidney disease can have bone problems because deposition of phosphorus can make calcium in bones pulled out to maintain the balance of phosphorus and calcium in blood. Much calcium can help alleviate bone problems.

4. Limit phosphorus and potassium

Due to decreased kidney function, phosphorus and potassium can deposit in body. Thus, much intake of phosphorus and potassium can put more pressure on kidney, affecting kidney function.

So, patients with kidney disease should have a low phosphorus and low potassium in daily life.

Following the above suggestions can help improve kidney function, increasing GFR. Patients with kidney disease should follow the above to improve GFR. If you need more information, or have some question, be very free to contact us any time.

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