Self- Care At Home for People with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an intractable disease that needs both medical treatment and self-care at home. Medical treatment is performed by doctors for kidney disease, and then what does self-care include for people with CKD?
Usually the self-care at home includes two aspects which refer to the dietary habit and living habit.
Dietary Habit: there are several important dietary rules you can follow to help slow the progress of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and decrease the likelihood of complications.
★ limitation of protein intake: As too much protein will aggravate Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), so you should avoid ingesting too much of them (the specific protein intake is related with your body weight). In addition, about sixty percent of protein ingested should be high-quality protein which mainly exists in fish, egg white, lean meat and milk. (If you want to know the specific volume of protein contained by them, you can consult our consultant online)
★ Salt restriction: Usually, four to six grams of salt a day is proper for people suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Salt is rich in sodium and many of which will give rise to or deteriorate swelling. Besides, salt restriction also can help to control high blood pressure.
★ Fluid intake: If you have serious swelling, your doctors may ask you to drink less water as too much of water will increase the burden of your kidneys.
★ Potassium restriction: Damaged kidneys are not strong enough to excrete the excessive potassium, so limiting the intake of potassium is also necessary. In addition, high level of potassium in blood can cause abnormal heart rhythms. Common foods which are high in potassium include bananas, oranges, nuts and potatoes.
★ Limitation of phosphorus intake: Decreasing phosphorus intake may be recommended to protect your bone. Examples of foods high in phosphorus include eggs, beans, cola drinks and dairy products.Treatment Options for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Is Stage 4 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) Curable
Living habits: Unhealthy living habits not only is one of the causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), but also cause aggravation of kidney damage. Therefore, kicking of these bad habits is of great importance.
★ Smoking and drinking alcohol will deteriorate Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), so if you have these unhealthy habits, then try to quit them as soon as possible.
★ Do not take medicines casually. Some medicine can be toxic to the kidneys and may need to be avoided or given in adjusted doses. Among over-the-counter medications, some of them need to be avoided or used with the direction of doctors. (If you do not know whether some medicines are toxic, then you can consult our consultant online)
Apart from the above several points, self-care also contains the better control about the complications or primary disease of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which will also be beneficial for your recovery. If there are any unclear, then you can email to me