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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.

Suggestions for End Stage Kidney Failure With GFR 14

2014-11-01 02:51

Suggestions for End Stage Kidney Failure With GFR 14End Stage Renal Failure (ESRD) or End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) with GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is the most serious stage of kidney disease. If you are also suffering from this disease, you can get some suggestions from this article. However, the following information is for the general. You might need to make some changes based on your own condition.

Kidney Failure and diet

Even though certain food cannot help you treatment you disease, they are good for controlling symptoms. Here is the general guidance for Kidney Failure patients:

● Protein: Protein metabolism will produce some wastes that can burden the kidneys. Therefore, Kidney Failure patients are required to take limited protein in diet.

However, if the patients are experiencing proteinuria, they should take high-quality of protein to meet the body’s needs for producing energy.

● Sodium: Watch your sodium because high sodium in the blood might cause swelling and high blood pressure that can in turn work against kidney disease. Avoid processes meat, canned vegetables, frozen dinner, fast foods, and so on. You can replace salt with other spices such as coriander, cinnamon, onion, and ginger during cooking.

● Phosphorus: Avoid beer, chocolate, dairy items, nuts and other phosphorous-rich foods.

● Vitamins: Dietary supplements may be necessary in order to regulate certain vitamins such as calcium, iron and potassium. Consult your dietitian about the recommended dosage for these vitamins.

End Stage Kidney Failure and medicines

● Western medicines: Diuretics, antibiotics, steroids, hypertensive drugs, and so on might be necessary for Kidney Failure patients to control symptoms. Make some critical levels under control is very important. Watch our you blood sugar and blood pressure level.

Do not depend on these medicines because long tern and large dosage of them can cause some adverse effects.

● Chines herb: Compared with western medicines, Chinese herbs are more natural because they produce less wastes than over-the-counter medicines. More important, they can enhance the kidney’s self-repairing ability, which is the key of treatment for End Stage Kidney Failure.

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