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Diet Suggestions for Stage 4 Kidney Disease

Posted:by kidneytc  Time:2015-10-22 14:56

Topics: CKD Treatment CKD Diet CKD Stage 4 CKD Stage 4 Diet

Details: My husband is in stage 4. He has kept things from me, so as not to worry me. He is diabetic too. I need to know what foods he is permitted in order to try to keep him on track.

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Stage 4 kidney disease is marked by severe decrease of kidney function. In such a case, improper diet plan will further damage kidney and thus accelerate illness progression, so making diet changes is necessary. There is no such a diet plan which is suitable for all the stage 4 kidney disease patients, but in general the following diet principles should be followed by sufferers:

1. Low –salt: this need patients to avoid salted foods, processed foods, sauce and so on. Actually, a light diet is always recommended no matter how well our kidneys function.

2. Protein intake: with stage 4 kidney disease, protein intake should be limited to 0.4g per kilogram of body weight per day. Additional, foods with high quality protein like lean meat, egg white, fish and milk are recommended.

3. Fluid intake: if there is swelling or edema, fluid limitation is needed; however if no, fluid intake should not be changed.

4. Pay attention to potassium and phosphorus intake: Stage 4 kidney disease causes electrolyte imbalance easily, particularly hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia. Therefore, potassium intake and phosphorus intake should be adjusted according to lab test.

Diet is an important part in the treatment for stage 4 kidney disease, but it does not mean we can get illness controlled well just by making diet changes. Medical treatment is imperative if we want to stage 4 kidney disease from progressing to stage 5. In medicine, there are effective treatments for stage 4 kidney disease like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Mai Kang Mixture, Blood Pollution Therapy, Circle Therapy and so on. These treatments not only protect residual kidney function, but also restore some kidney function to reverse illness. That is to say with help of these treatment methods, it is quite possible to reverse stage 4 kidney disease to stage 3.

All in all, stage 4 kidney disease is a serious illness condition, both medical treatment and a well-planed diet are needed to have a tight control about it. If you still have any questions about diet for stage 4 kidney disease or want to learn more about medical treatment, please email us: chinakidneytherapy@gmail.com or ask online doctor for help directly.

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