Diet and Nutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Hello again! In our previous articles, we explored what chronic kidney failure is, how to prevent it and the treatments available. This time, we will focus on a crucial aspect of keeping our kidneys healthy: diet and nutrition. We will discover specific dietary guidelines and recommendations for those living with chronic renal failure. Join us in this new chapter of our journey towards a healthy and balanced renal life!


The importance of diet in chronic kidney disease


When our kidneys are not functioning properly, it is essential to adopt a specialized diet to protect them and maintain a healthy balance in our body. Below, we will share some key guidelines and recommendations for diet in chronic renal failure.

Control protein intake


In chronic renal failure, the kidneys have difficulty filtering and eliminating protein waste products. Therefore, it is important to limit protein intake, especially from animal sources such as red meat and dairy products. Opting for high-quality protein sources, such as fish, eggs and low-fat dairy products, can help reduce the burden on the kidneys.

Control sodium intake


Too much sodium can increase blood pressure and cause fluid retention. Therefore, it is essential to reduce intake of processed foods, canned foods and salty foods in general. It is recommended to use spices and herbs to season foods instead of salt. In addition, reading food labels and choosing low-sodium products will contribute to maintaining a balanced diet.

Monitor potassium and phosphorus intake.


In chronic renal failure, potassium and phosphorus levels can become imbalanced. Therefore, it is recommended to limit the consumption of foods rich in these minerals, such as bananas, oranges, tomatoes, legumes, whole-grain products and dairy products. Consulting with a specialized dietician can be of great help in identifying specific foods that meet our nutritional needs.

Let’s keep the balance


Dear friends, let us remember that diet and nutrition play a crucial role in the health of our kidneys. Adopting a proper diet can help us maintain optimal balance and improve our quality of life in chronic renal failure. Let’s not be overwhelmed by restrictions, but focus on the healthy choices we can still enjoy. With the support of health professionals and a willingness to take care of ourselves, we are taking important steps toward a healthier, more balanced kidney life.

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