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What Kind Of Foods Are Recommended For Hemodialysis Patients

2015-04-25 03:14

What Kind Of Foods Are Recommended For Hemodialysis PatientsWhat kind of food is recommended for hemodialysis patients? Food gives you energy and helps your body repair itself. A good meal plan can improve your dialysis and your health.

1. phosphorus and potassium

Phosphorus and potassium are both limited by diet between treatments. Everyone needs some but if you are on dialysis, you have to be careful not to get too much particularly potassium. It is important to make good choices: an apple has much less potassium than a glass of apple juice. Someone on dialysis needs calories and should be sure to eat enough protein.

2. limit salt

People on dialysis should limit salt-limit prepared foods, canned soup and enhanced meats. Salt creates thirst and fluid must be limited. Salt also makes standard hemodialysis harder on the body and less effective.

3. protein

Before you were on dialysis, your doctor may have told you to follow a low-protein diet. When you are on dialysis, you are told to eat as much high quality protein as you can. Protein helps you keep muscle and repair tissue. Eating mostly high quality proteins is important because they produce less waste than others. High quality proteins are meat, fish, poultry and egg whites.

4. calories

Calories provide energy for your body. Some people on dialysis need to gain weight. You may need to add calories to your diet. Vegetable oils like olive oil, canola oil and safflower oil are good sources of calories. Butter and margarines are rich in calories. But these fatty foods can also clog your arteries. Use them less often.

5. vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals may be missing from your diet because you have to avoid so many foods. Your doctor may prescribe a vitamin and mineral supplement like nephrocaps.

Due to limited space here, we cannot list all food here. In addition, different people have different diet, so if you want to get your own diet, you can send your medical condition to kidneycares@hotmail.com .We will make a diet plan according to your own medical conditions.

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