Kidney Failure Diet

Dr. Puru Dhawan, kidney expert and founder of Sai Sanjivani explains diet for kidney patients which will help to reduce creatinine, urea, and potassium levels.

This kidney failure diet will not only help to control the formation of waste material in the blood but also helps to reduce the signs and symptoms of kidney failure.
Creatinine is a waste product from the normal breakdown of muscle tissue. Kidney patient needs to avoid protein-rich foods such as pulses, egg, mutton, fish, milk, paneer, dahi, lassi and chhaach. Damaged kidneys fail to remove protein waste from the blood, which results in the building up of the blood. It will help you to manage
creatinine levels.

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Avoid external factors that elevate creatinine levels such as fever, cold climate, driving, tiredness, and vigorous exercises. If you stop taking protein and stay away from all these factors will control your high creatinine.

Potassium is a very significant body mineral that your body needs to work properly. If your potassium levels are high, it may cause fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea, trouble breathing, and more.
Normal levels of potassium= 3.5-5.0 mEq/L

Potassium levels above 7 mEq/L are dangerous and may cause a heart attack. Controlling your high potassium levels is very important for every kidney patient. People who are suffering from kidney failure, need to avoid high potassium vegetables and fruits.

High potassium fruits: Banana, kiwi, avocado, khajoor, and dry fruits, coconut water Fruits to eat: Apple, strawberry, grapes, muskmelon, apple & watermelon PATIENT MUST NOT EXCEED THE PORTION SIZE OF 1 CUP High potassium vegetables: potato, sweet potato, arbi, beetroot, radish, spinach. bathua, methi & sarso Low potassium vegetables: tomato, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, pointed gourd and pumpkin.

AVOID: FRESH JUICES JAGGERY- Rich source of potassium LOW- SODIUM SALT- It contains 15 % of sodium chloride SEA SALT

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