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Healthy Foods for People with 20% Renal Function

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-08-27 16:47

Healthy Foods for People with 20% Renal FunctionPatients with 20% renal function are likely to develop kidney failure soon. However,an aggressive treatment and a healthy life style can delay and even stop the disease progression. Any question?Chat with your medical professional now! A well-balanced diet plays such an important role in treating kidney disease.What are healthy foods for people with 20% renal function?

High-quality protein

Protein intake of 0.6gram per kg of body weight may be beneficial when renal function drops 25% of normal.You can consult a dietitian to calculate how much protein you should consume per day.High-quality proteins produce less metabolite and also can provide all the essential amino acids so they are a good choice for the patients.Eggs,poultry, seafood, red meats are the source of high-quality protein. As not all foods rich in high-quality protein are given here,you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get a list of foods.

Foods high in antioxidants

Oxidation is a normal process for energy production and many chemical reactions in the body, but excessive oxidation of fats and cholesterol creates free radicals that can damage protein,cell membrane and gene. Foods high in antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and protect kidney cells. Most of fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants. However, many fruits and vegetables also high in potassium and high levels of potassium in body can be dangerous and even life-threatening.Vegetables like red bell peppers,cabbage,cauliflower,garlic,onions and fruits like apples, cranberries,blueberries,red grapes are recommended to the patients with 20% renal function.

Iron supplement

Many patients with 20% renal function begin to experience overwhelming fatigue,often caused by anemia.One cause is that the failed kidney can not produce EPO,a hormone,which can stimulate marrow to produce red blood cells.Another cause of anemia is low iron in body. In this case, iron supplement is required. Leafy vegetables are a good source of iron.

The above are some healthy foods for people who have remaining 20% renal function.As the illness condition varies from person to person,a tailored diet is needed. You can chat with our medical professional to get more suggestions on your diet.

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