For children with kidney disease, their kidneys do not work as they should; they cannot function properly to filter fluids and wastes. Eating protein rich food will worsen their kidney function as the body may have trouble eliminateing all the waste products of protein metabolism.
To prevent aggravation of kidney damage, it may be necessary to reduce the
amount of protein in the diet. Parents can ask their dietitian or consult our
online doctor for free help about the exact protein intake.
In general, persons with kidney disease are recommended to follow a diet low
in sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and fluid, etc. Because each individual case
of illness differs, exact recommendations may vary with specific characteristics
and level of kidney function. To determine the specific diet and nutrients
needs, it is important to work closely with the doctor.