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Kidney Disease Diet For Your Chronic Kidney Failure If you are someone who has been diagnosed with a chronic kidney failure then following a strict kidney disease diet is necessary to alleviate the symptoms of your illness such as weight loss, bad taste, vomiting and nausea. A guideline has been suggested by the National Kidney Foundation for people suffering from renal failure who plan to follow a kidney disease diet. Sodium can increase hypertension or high blood pressure, which is one of the major causes of kidney problems. Thus controlling your blood pressure by avoiding sodium rich foods in your kidney disease diet is necessary. To know your target blood pressure, seek help from your doctor. Sometimes you may need to take water pills to control your blood pressure. Foods with high sodium content you must avoid are ham, bacon, corned beef, salt, pepperoni, pizza, sausage, fast foods, cheese, pickles, soy sauce, canned soups, cheetos, potato chips, and fritos. Your potassium intake is not really restricted until the output of your urine is reduced. If you have diabetes at the same time, potassium intake must be limited in your kidney disease diet. Foods containing high levels of potassium include chocolates, beans, dried peas, tomato sauce, tomato juice, nuts, prune juice, milk, oranges, orange juice, bananas, and prune juice. Fluid restriction is not necessary until you develop a severe condition known as kidney failure. The amount of urine you expel will not be reduced normally until you reach this stage. When you reach this stage, your kidneys are unable to make urine. Reducing the amount of fluid intake can help your kidneys not become too strained. Calories you should include in your kidney diets must be 35 calories per kilogram per day for people who are 60 years old and below, and 30 calories per kilogram for those who are more than 60 years of age. Calories are mainly found in carbohydrates, as well as fats, protein and alcohol. Protein consumption must be limited to 0.6 grams per kilogram of the ideal weight of the body per day in your kidney disease diet plan. An allowance of 0.15 grams, which makes it 0.75 grams per kilogram of the ideal weight of the body per day, is fine if you cannot adhere to this restriction. For a normal healthy person, the recommended protein dietary allowance (RDA) is 0.8 grams per kilogram of the ideal weight of the body per day. So basically there is only very small difference in the diet of people without kidney disease and those who have. An example will be shown below so you would know how to compute your ideal protein intake in a day. A person who is 5’7’’ in height and 70 kilos (150lbs) in weight: Formula: RDA for protein X weight in kilos 0.6 grams X 70 = 42 grams of protein per day 0.75 grams X 70 = 52 grams of protein per day Here is a checklist of the protein content in foods:


1 slice bread

=

2 grams of protein

1 cup cooked rice

=

4 grams of protein

1/2 cup corn

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2 grams of protein

1 chicken thigh

=

14 grams of protein

8 ounces skim milk = 1 egg

=

8 grams of protein 7 grams of protein

Phosphorus can be found in almost all foods that you eat. When your kidneys fail, they will have a hard time expelling the phosphorus buildup in your body. When phosphorous starts to buildup, you will suffer from bone diseases and will experience severe pain in your back or joins. A medication called phosphate binder can be done to bind the phosphorus in the food you eat and eliminate it through your stool. Foods with high levels of phosphorous you must not include in your kidney disease diet are nuts, black eyed peas, liver, cheese, chocolates, lima beans, coffee mate, and all dairy products. About The Publisher: Kidney is one of the most important organs in our body, And having the right solution for the problem in one’s kidney is very hard to find due to different ideas about it. Kidney diet have many ways in treating them and we just need to know and to perform them correctly. For more information visit my site at http://mykidneydiet.com/

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