Chronic Kidney Disease Diet: Eating Drinking & Socializing
Sufferers of Chronic Kidney Disease will be more than aware of how vital a good diet is to maintaining their health and well-being. It’s an ironic fact of life that quite often we end up our healthiest when we’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness.
Renal disease, diabetes and coronary disease all spring to mind. The real key to keeping healthy starts with the ‘stuff’ we put in our bodies. Download your diet guide HERE.
Watch Your Weight & Blood Pressure
You kidneys are essentially two filters that clean the blood. When it rushes into your kidneys – your blood pressure is what drives the filtration process – when it’s too high or too low then your kidney function will be affected.
Having to treat high blood pressure will slows any worsening of kidney disease so it’s important you take care that the foods you eat (including alcohol) are all sensible and healthy.
Taking more exercise, watching your salt intake and giving up smoking are all important factors to follow.
Eating & Socializing with a Chronic Kidney Disease Diet
Whilst it’s fine to lead a normal life and go out with friend the problem quite often lies with the “One won’t hurt…” which leads to another and another and another…
Especially when it comes to alcohol (and for me… sweet stuff).
Of course this is made worse for anyone on dialysis and there is a real risk that one drink too many could lead to a night in the emergency room.
Chronic Kidney Disease Diet: What Should I Eat?
The major reduction is in foods with high levels of pottasium and sodium (salt) and for some patients a restriction in fluid intake.
Diet is both a very important and individual thing – something your renal team and a registered renal nurse will help you with.
If you’d like to find out more about Chronic Kidney Disease Diets – you can download this guide HERE.