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How Can Kidney Failure Patient Control the Intake of Potassium

2016-09-23 17:08

How Can Kidney Failure Patient Control the Intake of PotassiumTo be frankly, diet plays an important role in treating kidney failure, a good diet will help the patient protect the kidneys from further damage and delay the progression of this disease, so as a kidney disease patient they should pay high attention to the the foods they eat.

Why people with kidney failure should control the intake of potassium?

When your kidneys are not working properly they lose the ability to get rid of excess potassium. High levels of potassium in the blood can be dangerous to your health and can cause:


Heart attack

Irregular heart beat


Muscle weakness (especially in legs)

Stomach cramping

Tingling or numbness in toes and fingers

How can kidney failure patient control the intake of potassium?

Avoid foods high in potassium.

Do not use salt substitutes. (Examples: NuSalt; No Salt; Morton's Salt Substitute; Morton's Lite Salt; Adolph's Salt Substitute; Papa Dash Salt Lover's Blend; Low Sodium Bouillon)

The potassium content of potatoes and some other vegetables can be reduced by a process called leaching. Ask your dietitian if this will work for you. But as a kidney disease you’d better make a diet plan according to your own condition, because different people need different foods.

However, as a kidney failure patient if you want to control your disease totally, just depend on diet is not enough, you need to seek help from treatment.

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