What is kidney failure?
THIS is the loss of the kidney’s capacity to produce urine, and expel the waste material produced within the body. There are two types of kidney failure.
Acute: Which requires hospitalisation
Chronic: which is the type considered in this work. It typically evolves progressively throughout life. In serious cases, kidney dialysis becomes necessary to remove the toxins from the blood that the kidneys are no longer capable of eliminating through the urine.
Foods for kidney failure
Potato: Potatoes alkalize the blood, neutralizing the acidity produced by renal failure. They also promote the excretion of waste substances, and contain relatively few proteins, no sodium and should be avoided in advanced cases of kidney failure.
Fish oil: It has been shown that fish oil supplements, rich on omega-3 fatty acids given over a period of at least two years, slow down the loss of liver function in patients suffering from renal failure due to ignaepphropathy.
Watermelon: Watermelon pulp is a mild diuretic that benefits renal function since it contains very little sodium, phosphorous and proteins. Watermelon is very suitable for cases of kidney failure.
Dates: Dates contain few proteins in proportion to their rich energy content, which makes them appropriate in cases of kidney failure.
Corn: Corn grains have a slight diuretic effect (although inferior to that of the silky styles of the ear). Its protein do not overload the kidney function. It is nutritious food well tolerated by those suffering from renal disease.
Reduce or eliminate
Proteins: Products left after the body has xins accumulate dangerously in the body. It is therefore essential to consume only those proteins that are vital to maintaining the nitrogen balance. Protein restriction also improves the course of the disease. metabolised and utilized proteins such as uric acid, urea, creatinine and various acids, are toxins that must be removed from the blood by the kidneys. When these organs fail, these toxins accumulate dangerously in the body. It is therefore essential to consume only those proteins that are vital to maintaining the nitrogen balance. Protein restriction also improves the course of the disease.
Sodium: Weakened kidneys lose their ability to properly eliminate sodium, the primary component of table salt. Sodium retention within the body produces edemas (retention of fluid) in the tissues.
Shellfish: Shellfish often contain a variety of toxins, which if they cannot be excreted in case of kidney failure, can produce very serious intoxications.
Meat: Meat contains proteins that overload the kidneys. Additionally, meat like shellfish and to a lesser extent, fish contains nitrogenated non-protein substances such as creatine, urea and a variety of purines which must be eliminated from the body by the kidneys. When these organs cannot perform their functions, meat consumption poisons the body and the course of the disease deteriorates.
Phosphorus: As the kidneys lose their ability to function, the blood phosphorus level increase. Metabolic acidosis (decreased pH of body fluids caused either by the accumulation of acids or by abnormal losses of alkalinity from the body, as in diarrhea or kidney disease) and bone decalcification (the loss of calcium) results. Grains, nuts and all animal products provide the highest levels of phosphorus.
Potassium: Mild to moderate cases of kidney failure requires no restriction of potassium. However, serious cases result in oliguria (scanty urine output), when the kidneys lose the ability to excrete it through the urine and cardiac function can be affected. Potassium is found primarily in plant-based foods.
What is kidney failure?