In healthy condition, our kidneys perform continuously to remove the excess fluid and metabolic wastes as well as keep electrolyte balance like potassium, phosphorus and so on. However, for the patients with Chronic Renal Failure, their kidneys fail to function normally. Consequently, the electrolyte balance is disordered and the metabolic wastes build up in their body. In order to relieve their damage to kidneys, they should regulate their daily diet to avoid the aggravation of Chronic Renal Failure.
1. Phosphorus and protein
If you consume too much phosphorus, it can aggravate Renal Failure.
Especially for those on dialysis, it can make the dialysis effectiveness
discount greatly. The foods with high phosphorus you will need to reduce include
seafood like sea-tangle, nori and yolk, honey, animal offals, cheese, yogurt and
mild. Also you should limit the food containing high protein. However, if you
start dialysis, you may loss a large amount of protein during dialysis process
so you need to increase the protein intake instead of limiting it.
2. Sodium and potassium
High blood pressure and edema can put extra burden on kidneys and heart. In
order to avoid high blood pressure and swelling, the patients with Chronic Renal
Failure should limit the salt intake and the foods containing sodium. Also the
kidneys can not discharge the potassium as it has been thus the potassium level
in blood is elevated ,which can lead to heart beat irregularities and even
threaten their life. The common foods that can attribute Chronic Renal Failure
include tomatoes, organs, bananas and dried fruits, as well as in some
vegetables such as potatoes, pumpkin and so on.
3. Strict restriction of fluid
To avoid fluid building up in body, you need to keep strict restriction of
fluid and limit the water intake per day. In addition, you should also reduce
the intake of the foods with high fluid like tomatoes, grapes, melons and so
Moreover, if you have Diabetes or are overweight, you should also limit the
The above article has introduced the general dietary principles for the
patients with Chronic Renal Failure. However, the disease conditions vary with
different patients. Therefore, it is essential for them to male their
personalized diet based on their medical reports.