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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Would Grits Be OK to Give Someone With Kidney Failure

2015-03-21 03:07

Would Grits Be OK to Give Someone With Kidney FailureKidney Failure means the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 15 ml/min. In that case, the kidneys cannot filter wastes and extra fluid as well as some minerals. A good diet is very necessary for reducing the stress on kidneys. Would grits be OK for someone with Kidney Failure?

Nutrition of grits on Kidney Failure

Grits is rich in fibers, calories, protein and enough sodium. It is a good source of breakfast. Since Kidney Failure patients experience protein leakage, they may be very weak. They need ensure the taking enough calories supplement.

Except for grits, white, wheat, rye, sourdough, whole wheat and whole grain bread, unsweetened, refined dry cereals, cream of wheat, malt-o-meal, noodles, white or whole wheat pasta, rice, bagel (small), hamburger bun, unsalted crackers, cornbread (made from scratch), flour tortilla are all recommended foods for Kidney Failure patients.


Even though the above list foods are good for Kidney Failure patients, they should be taken with limits. You should take a regular test to check and phosphorous levels in case of some problems caused by high phosphorous level.

In addition, diet is just one part of dealing with Kidney Failure. The more important thing than diet is treatment for Kidney Failure. Dialysis or kidney transplant is always suggested. Yet, they cannot solve the underlying problems. During the treatment, the kidney function is still losing. Are there any alternative treatment to dialysis?

Alternative treatment to dialysis for Kidney Failure

I recommend you to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The key effect of Chinese herbs is to improve blood circulation and enhance kidney function. We have both oral Chinese herbal decoction and external applications. Based on the patient’s own condition, our nephrologist will choose proper treatment for them.

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