How to Treat End Stage Renal Disease?

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What are the symptoms of end stage renal disease? Is it treatable?

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Patients with end stage renal disease must pay attention to their diets. The diet principles are "the five low and two high", which means:

  • low salt
  • low cholesterol
  • low protein
  • low phosphorus
  • low potassium
  • high vitamin
  • high caloric
what foods to be eaten
Choose more fresh foods instead of prepared foods to avoid added sodium.
Eat mall portions of protein foods, such as chicken, fish and nuts.
Fresh fruits and vegetables usually are low in phosphorus. It is the same case for bread, pasta, rice, rice cereals and lemon-lime or homemade iced tea.
As for foods low in potassium, you could choose apples, peaches, carrots, green beans and grape juice.
You need to avoid dairy products, lentils, nuts, fruit punch, bran cereals, oatmeals and canned iced teas that have added phosphorus.
I have been a dialysis nurse for 2 years. Anyone who is on chronic dialysis treatments is in end stage renal disease. This term means that his or her kidneys have reached the point that they cannot support the needs alone. I should make it clear that patients can still have a long and healthy life on dialysis with treatments, diet, and medication therapy. I have many patients who have been on dialysis for 10+ years.
I agree. End stage renal disease is just the name of the diagnosis. It does not necessarily refer to death.
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I was on dialysis for 5 months, then got a kidney transplant. I did well on dialysis. My doc said it was because of compliance with dialysis and my diet, exercising and prayer.
ESRD is the stage at which a kidney has 10% or less function. Just before dialysis a patient should consider his or her options, including hemo-dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or organ transplantation. I am a 56-year-old kidney transplant survivor. I was on peritoneal dialysis.
What if the nephrologist said you are not a good candidate because you have dementia?because of needles what other options do I have?
This is ridiculous. Dementia is not a contraindication for kidney transplant. You can go to another hospital. If you are repeatedly turned down, the option left is dialysis.
My uncle had renal disease and he died at the age of 82. When he was at the end stage renal disease, he had already lived in a nursing home. He had been undergoing dialysis for about 8 years then. And one time he was sent to the hospital suddenly after dialysis because the dialysis didn’t work. His body was filling with fluid then. At that time, the only way to treat him is kidney transplant, but that was not a choice for him because he was too old and missed the best time to do the surgery. The doctor couldn’t do anything more to help him and before long he died. Transplant is not an easy thing, and it needs many conditions.
what is the diet for kidney
Choose more fresh foods instead of prepared foods to avoid added sodium.
Eat mall portions of protein foods, such as chicken, fish and nuts.
Fresh fruits and vegetables usually are low in phosphorus. It is the same case for bread, pasta, rice, rice cereals and lemon-lime or homemade iced tea.
As for foods low in potassium, you could choose apples, peaches, carrots, green beans and grape juice.
You need to avoid dairy products, lentils, nuts, fruit punch, bran cereals, oatmeals and canned iced teas that have added phosphorus.
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