Hypertensive Nephropathy is resulted from long-term hypertension. To slow down the progression of Hypertensive Nephropathy and manage patients’ complications, patients should make clear what to eat and not eat.
The basic dietary principles for patients with Hypertensive Nephropathy
To develop a kidney-friendly diet plan, patients should pay attention to several aspects in their diet.
- Following a low-sodium diet plan
- Limiting the intake of protein
- Controlling the fluid intake
- Taking correct amount of potassium and phosphorus
What not to eat with Hypertensive Nephropathy?
According to the above requirements, patients with Hypertensive Nephropathy are suggested to avoid some foods such as:
- Processed foods, canned foods, bacon and so on: These foods are rich in sodium. Extra intake of sodium may worsen patients’ high blood pressure and kidney condition easily, so they are advised to stay away from these foods.
- Coffee, alcohol and beer: These drinks may aggravate Hypertensive Nephropathy patients’ health condition through triggering or worsening related complications. For example, beer is one source of purine that can increase the burden on kidneys.
- Plant protein: Compared with animal protein, plant protein contains lower quality of protein, so patients should control their intake of plant protein to reduce the production of waste products during protein metabolism.
What to eat with Hypertensive Nephropathy?
To protect kidneys and manage high blood pressure, patients can eat the following foods.
- Fruits and vegetables: If patients’ potassium level is normal, they can eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Milk, egg white and fish: These foods are rich in high-quality protein that can not only provide more amino acids for the body but also reduce the production of waste products.
The above are only some foods that patients with Hypertensive Nephropathy can eat and not eat. To get a food list in detail, you can leave a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.