Diet Principle for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

On 2 Dec 2016 Posted by Dr. Zhang

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The diet principle for patients with chronic kidney disease is as follows: five low and one high: low potassium, low salt, low phosphorus, low fat, low protein ( except those with Nephrotic Syndrome), high vitamin.

1. low potassium high potassium content of foods should be forbidden: all kinds of edible fungi, potato, Chinese yam, cabbage, date, bananas, oranges, white fungus, peach, apricot, spinach, rape, etc. 2. low salt high salt content of foods: MSG, soda, cracker, fine dried noodles, soy sauce, etc. Patients whose blood pressure is not stable or has severe edema, should avoid salt. In general, every patient takes salt less than 3 g every day. 3. low phosphorus high phosphorus content of foods: marine food product and marine plant such as seaweed, laver, animal’s bowels, sesame, tea, honey, yolk, etc.

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The Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease

On 29 aug 2016 Posted by Dr. Zhang

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After seeing doctors here and there, patients with chronic kidney disease are seeking a better treatment considering both effective treatment and preventing the recurrence. Western medicine develops these years but there are still adverse effects. Chinese traditional medicine has little side effects also achieves big breakthrough in recent years, however, the speed is slow. Inheriting both the advantages and omitting their disadvantages, experts in Eastern Greenland Hospital researched immunotherapy, which is also on the basis that most kidney diseases are caused by immune problem. Immunotherapy can be divided into 6 steps, which are: scientific immune diagnosis, immune clearance, immune inhibition, immune tolerance, immune adjustment and immune protection.

As we mentioned above, the deposition of immune complex deposit onto the kidney, which leads to a series of excessive immune reaction, thus causing kidney disease. The reason why immune complex deposits onto the kidney is that the immune system is out of order.

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