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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.

What Food Should I Prepare for an Elderly with Kidney Failure

2015-08-20 08:26

What Food Should I Prepare for an Elderly with Kidney FailureA kidney-friendly diet is indeed helpful for reducing burden on kidneys. Well then, what food should you prepare for an elderly with Kidney Failure? Here is a brief introduction. As for details, you’d better send the patient’s test report to us at pkdclinic888@hotmail.com or leave a message below.

Food for elderly with Kidney Failure

● Fluids. Because the kidneys are responsible for maintaining fluid balance, fluid can be one of the main factors regulated in diet. When you prepare food for the elderly, you should reduce soups or porridge or fruits contain much fluid. You can prepare one cup of milk (not more than 100 ml), cabbages, cucumber, lettuce, cauliflower, etc.

● Carbohydrates

If the elderly has a history of diabetes they need control intake of carbohydrates. You can prepare carbohydrate sources, such as breads and grains. However, you may need to avoid hard candy, honey and chocolate because these may cause blood sugar to increase at too fast a rate.

● Protein

Examples of recommended protein sources include fish, poultry, pork, eggs or protein powder shakes. You may need to avoid calcium sources of protein, however, because these contain phosphorus.

● Electrolytes

You are suggested to prepare foods labeled low-sodium, sodium-free, unsalted or no salt added. Avoid high potassium-rich foods like spinach, mushroom, artichoke, pumpkin, pear, papaya, etc.

Considerations

No certain food can treat kidney disease. As long as patient’s kidney function improves, they can eat foods more freely. Except for dialysis, Kidney Failure patients have some other treatment options. Traditional Chinese herbs are very natural for them and can help them improve kidney function by purifying blood circulation. If you are interested in our therapies, please be free to contact with us.

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