“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art” – La Rochefoucald
Why do patients suffering from kidney diseases need to follow special diet plans?
When your kidneys are not working as well as they should, wastes and extra fluid build up in your body. Over time, the waste and extra fluid can cause heart, bone and other health problems.
A kidney-friendly meal plan limits how much of certain foods you eat and drink. This can help keep the waste and fluid from building up and causing problems and potentially slow down the progression of kidney disease.
How strict your meal plan should be depends on your stage of kidney disease. In the early stages of kidney disease, you may have little or no limits on what you eat and drink.
As your kidney disease gets worse, your doctor may recommend that you decrease the following in your diet:
- Protein (depending on the weight, stage, current diet pattern etc.)
Click on the links below to open PDF documents regarding detailed dietary advice. You can download, save & print the PDF files on your computer / smartphone for reference.