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Foods to Increase Hemoglobin Level for CKD Patients

2014-08-02 08:17

Foods to Increase Hemoglobin Level for CKD PatientsCKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) is a common cause for low hemoglobin level in blood. Effective management of this condition will help to reduce many sufferings. More importantly, it slows down illness progression. Well, can hemoglobin level in blood be increased through diet? What are the foods to eat to increase hemoglobin level for CKD patients?

Medical treatment is needed for low hemoglobin level in blood, but by making diet changes, low hemoglobin level in blood also can be improved. For CKD patients who have low hemoglobin level in blood, the following foods might be helpful:

Foods rich in iron

Low iron intake also leads to decrease of hemoglobin level in blood, so eating iron-rich foods are very helpful for increasing hemoglobin level in blood. In our daily diet, many foods are rich in iron such as whole wheat, brown rich, beet, cherries, tomato, dates, figs and some green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, cabbage, fenugreek and lettuce.

High-vitamin C foods

Ingesting enough vitamin C helps our body to absorb iron, so foods high in vitamin C are also recommended for CKD patients with low hemoglobin level in blood. In our daily life, foods rich in vitamin C include yellow bell peppers, broccoli, cooked tomato, mange tout and guavas and so on.


Seafood is also an excellent source of hemoglobin, so in our daily diet, foods like tuna, clams, catfish, salmon, oysters and sardines can be included in patient’s dining-table.

Folic acid-rich foods

Folic acid also plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and foods with folic acid are sprout, speed, peanut, broccoli, wheat germ and some nuts.

Dairy products

Dairy products like milk, buttermilk, paneer, curd and cheese are also can be eaten by CKD patients to increase their hemoglobin level in blood.

Foods we mentioned above are all can help to increase hemoglobin level in blood in cases of CKD, but as kidney problem always cause electrolyte disturbance, patients need to eat less some of them. You can describe your illness condition to our online doctor and then ask them to make a proper diet plan.

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