A healthy, customized diet for CKD patients ensures the good health of your organ system. Our kidneys are quite affected by the food and beverages we consume on regular days as they are responsible for filtering that food and fluid and for removing out the waste out of our body. Kidneys maintain the right balance between required and waste elements in our body. Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which the kidneys are unable to filter the waste products from the body that result in swelling, cardiovascular diseases, joint pain, and end-stage renal disease. The waste products in the blood are due to the food or liquids the patients consumed when the kidney function is low. When the kidney completely stops filtering the blood, it results in the accumulation of waste products in the body and put an adverse effect on the level of electrolytes of the patients. With the right kind of herbal medication and renal failure diet from Karma Ayurveda, you can survive the signs and complications of chronic kidney disease most easily. A well-planned kidney failure diet has the nourishment, the leftovers of which your kidneys can easily remove from the blood. The diet also holds importance in terms of the fluid you take daily. Right guidance about your renal diet can help prevent the damage to the kidneys and slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease into the late stage of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The limit of some nutrients is also critical to lowering the risk of some severe health conditions that inevitably destroy the kidney's function. A proper diet for kidney problems allows you to make changes in your dietary pattern for the consumption of nutrients like:- Sodium - Sodium is a common mineral found in the sodium chloride or table salt mainly. The intake of more sodium during the stages of chronic kidney disease forces more water retention. Hence, it raises blood pressure levels because of fluid retention in the blood.  If you have CKD, then make sure you do not consume more than 1600 mg of sodium each day. Following are some ways that can help you to keep a tab and limit sodium intake:-
  • Be mindful of the sodium added to every packaged food we consume or buy from the market.
  • It is always a better idea to cook food at home instead of fast foods and frozen food that are rich in sodium.
  • Check the nutritional labels of the food you buy.
  • Wash off the excess of nutrients in the veggies and fruits before consuming
  • Avoid table salt
Protein- A nutrient essential for the strengthening of the muscles and bones. You can have it through some animal and plant-based products such as egg, meat, nuts, legumes, and some dairy products. When you consume protein, a large portion of it is produced in the form of waste. And your kidneys have the responsibility of removing such waste. Eating more will symbolize that your kidneys need to work harder to complete their filtration process. Make sure you include a small portion of protein food in your kidney failure diet. Protein is found from some plant and based sources, so consult your renal dietitian and know which type of protein is right for you. When the kidneys have difficulty eliminating fluid, the fatty food you consume may accumulate in the form of waste in the blood. This waste, when reaches through the bloodstream to your heart, may hamper the function of vessels, heart, and the kidneys. Instead:-
  • You can bake, roast, and even stir-fry foods in substitute of frying
  • Use less olive oil instead of butter
  • Make sure that you remove the skin of the meat before consumption
  • You should not use food items with saturated and trans-fats as they are not particularly good for your health
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Quit smoking
  • Only prefer Heart-healthy foods
  • Add only Low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt, and cheese
Phosphorus - During chronic kidney disease, phosphorus also builds up along the bloodstream. Too much phosphorus can be troublesome for kidney patients and can extract out calcium from the bones and cause you joint pain. At this stage, an individual also notices itchy and dry skin and bone pain. A kidney patient diagnosed with a high phosphorous level should know that many packages foods come up with phosphorus, so make sure to avoid them until the kidneys become healthy once again. Some poultry foods are also rich in added phosphorus. Foods such as meat, fish, bran cereals, oatmeal, beans, lentils, nuts, and dark-colored sodas are some items that are rich in phosphorous and ought to be avoided. Instead, he can eat fruits and vegetables, bread, pasta, rice, corn, and rice cereals, but only after the doctor's consultation. Potassium - Potassium lets the nervous system to work efficiently. The problem arises when the blood has an unacceptable level of potassium, as it causes some severe heart problems. Salt substitutes are high in potassium as well.  A kidney patient should read the label carefully before consuming or using salt substitutes in the diet. Following are some food choices low in potassium:-
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • White bread
  • Pasta
  • White rice
  • Cooked rice
  • Wheat cereals
  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Cranberry juice
Whereas, oranges, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, wild rice, bran cereals, dairy foods, whole-wheat bread, and beans & nuts are some foods high in potassium that a kidney patient should avoid. A healthy diet for kidney failure patients, even in the late stages, can help to slow down the progression of CKD into complete renal failure. Even for a patient on dialysis, a diet lets them manage kidney failure with ease. Moreover, kidney patients are strictly advised not to take steroids or multi-supplements in their diet as they damage the kidney's capacities. And those who are infected with any kidney disorder and want to keep their kidneys disease free you should avoid such supplements too or should take doctors' advice before adding them to the diet. You may not detect chronic kidney disease in the initial stages, as it does not give you any symptoms. But once they get severe dialysis or kidney transplant are only options, Allopathic doctors suggest.  But Ayurveda has a cure for all chronic renal diseases without dialysis and transplantation. You can revive the functions of your damaged kidneys with herbal and organic medicines. Diet for kidney problems plays a significant role in your treatment. To know more about the best diet for kidney failure, consult Karma Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic kidney care institution in Delhi, India.

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