Renal Diet

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Renal Diet


Renal diet can help to control the increase of waste products and fluid in your blood and to decrease the workload of your kidneys. It may also help to deliberate down the failure of kidney function. Good quality renal diets contain control the intake of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium (salts).


Hemodialysis is a process for removing waste products such as potassium and urea, as well as free water from the blood when the kidneys are in renal failure. Hemodialysis Patients should monitor and limit the amount of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, and sodium in their diet very carefully.


High calcium diet improves vasorelaxation and enhances natriuresis. The pressures of calcium intake on renal rennin-angiotensin system (RAS is unidentified. It is significant to take calcium tablets with meals. Dose on daily basis calcium depends on the patient's blood calcium levels. Calcium is furthermore given in the dialysis solution and is used according to the blood calcium levels.

High calcium diet down-regulated kidney, reduced albuminuria and blood pressure, and positively prejudiced kidney morphology in experimental renal failure. These results recommend a link between calcium metabolism and kidney expression, which participates a role in the progression of renal harm. High calcium diet adjusts kidney angiotensin converting enzyme in tentative renal fail.


The finest way to avoid losing calcium from bones is to limit high phosphorus foods, which lead to the calcium in your blood.


Phosphorus is a mineral present in the bones along with calcium. Phosphorus is required for building healthy strong bones, as well as keeping other parts of body strong.

Importance of phosphorus

Normal working kidneys can eliminate extra phosphorus from blood. If a person is suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) kidneys cannot remove phosphorus very well. High stage of...