What to Eat While On Dialysis

What to Eat While On Dialysis

What to Eat While On Dialysis..............

Not the same food

If you follow a dialysis treatment, you should not eat the same dish again, and of course eat no more. Food can interfere with mineral salts (potassium, phosphorus, sodium) the well-being of patients on dialysis. Therefore, you must have a balanced diet and you should pay their attention to what food you buy.

Nutrition during dialysis What To Eat during dialysis
Choose a diet rich in proteins

Diet for dialysis patients, rich in protein and low in sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Although dialysis removes the excess potassium in the blood, it still collects between dialyses. Potassium contributes to normal functioning of muscles, nerves, and regulates the heartbeat, but in large amounts, can endanger the lives of patients. Muscle fatigue, tingling hands, feet or tingling around the mouth, and irregular heartbeats are symptoms of potassium accumulation above the normal limits.

By avoiding foods with high content of phosphorus in dialysis patients, reduce the risk of other health problems that affect the bones and the heart. Phosphorus is responsible for stimulating the production of parathyroid hormone, which promotes the release of calcium from the bones into the bloodstream. Therefore, large amounts of phosphorus in the body automatically include an intense activity of the decalcification of the bones and deposits in other organs and blood. All these changes over time occur without the patient having the symptoms, so it is recommended to eat for people on dialysis to fresh food without preservatives, phosphorus is an excellent preservative for food, especially canned (any kind) in meat, cheese, etc..

Sodium is the most important factor that determines the fluid retention in the body, symptoms include swollen legs, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, weight gain, even to heart failure in time. Sodium is naturally present in almost all foods. It is advisable to replace the salt with other spices such as thyme, basil, saffron, which can compensate for lack of salt in food by ensuring other tempting aromas. Patients should avoid preserved meats containing cheese, salt and cheese, foods that have considerable amounts of sodium.

WARNING! related to the salt without sodium in drug stores is totally contraindicated in hemodialysis patients.
Food Tips

It is very important that dialysis patients often consult their physician or nephrologist. In theory, all foods are allowed, but some should be eaten in smaller quantities, and some are better off if left on the shelves of the store.

    * Choose fresh food! Canned and processed foods contain large amounts of phosphorus and salt;
    * Avoid animal fats. The consumption of animal fats increases the risk of developing atherosclerosis, a disease that affects the functionality of the arteries. The surplus of cholesterol and fats entering the blood circulation, the artery walls and affect blood circulation.
    * Avoid eating large amounts of candy. The excess carbohydrates into fats converted in the liver. These fats are deposited on the walls of blood vessels increase the risk of atherosclerosis.
    * A personalized diet is recommended because the caloric fed by the food needs differ from patient to patient depending on age, weight, active or passive lifestyle. The physician should nephrologists one of the best friends of the dialysis patients are considered, knowing the patient's needs and recommend the best diet that provides the necessary calories and vitamins to make his patient feel better.


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