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SODIUM AND SALT INTAKE IN KIDNEY FAILURE -
Lo Salt ! ! - These are not recommended because they may not contain sodium but they contain much potassium.
In severe kidney failure, the potassium levels are usually high. So this may lead to cut down intake of leafy vegetables, fruit juices, potatoes and some health food supplements like Aloe vera juice or coconut fruit water.
Avoid these if there is high potassium level :
mushrooms, sweet corn, avocadoes, aubergine, parsnip,spinach, Bananas, mango, grapes,
apricots, rhubarb, fresh grapefruit,pineapple, Fruit and Vegetable Juices,Coffee – up to one cup per day, Beer, cider, lager, sherry, wine
FLUID INTAKE IN KIDNEY FAILURE -
There is definite benefit of drinking water in a healthy individual but too much is not recommended in kidney failure.
Water is present in all fluids/ drinks consumed per day. So restrict your fluid intake as per doctor's advice.You can yourself judge if you are retaining the water or not. So you can adjust accordingly.
You need not restrict fluid intake if you are not on dialysis. Again I would suggest you to ask the dietician or the doctor and write it down in your diary how much you actually need to consume.
Phospate and Calcium -
High calcium and phophate causes itching problem. Usually there are drugs which help to lower down the levels but again the diet and the problem needs the concern of doctor and the dietician involved.
Herbs in Kidney Failure -
Few Ayurvedic herbs are recommended in Kidney failure. These are
Mutrakrichantak - Take 1 tablespoonful of this, boil in 400 ml of water. Keep it boiling untill the water remains 50 ml. strain it and consume once daily.
The other herbs which are used by Ayurveda practitioners in India are -
Rencure Formula capsules - 2 capsules twice daily
Varunadadi Vati - 2 tablets twice daily
Punarnava Mandur -2 tablets twice daily