Kidney Failure Diet
There is no specific diet plan for people with acute or chronic kidney failure. The guidelines of the WHO, CDC, and other institutions for what you eat depends on your individual health and the stage of kidney disease. Some dietary recommendations might include;
- Limit intake of sodium and potassium – You should keep track of how much you are taking in these two salts. Aim to consume less than 2,000 milligrams per day of both.
- Follow protein guidelines – You might want to cut back on protein intake. In moderate and end-stage kidney disease, you may eat a specific amount of protein, depending on your doctor’s recommendation.
- Limit phosphorus – Like potassium and sodium, it’s good to consume less phosphorus. Try to stay below 1,000 milligrams per day.
Urine Color in kidney Failure
The color of your urine is a big indicator of your genitourinary health. A change in the urine color tells you much about the state of your kidney function and indicates the damage. This is how the color changes with kidney damage.
- Clear or pale yellow – This indicates health kidneys and considered color indicates ideal color in most cases.
- Amber or dark yellow – It may indicate dehydration. Try drinking more water-based beverages and cut down on coffee, dark sodas, and tea.
- Orange – This is another sign of dehydration. It might also indicate the presence of bile in your bloodstream. Orange-colored urine is typically not a disorder of kidney disease.
- Pink or red – Urine with a bit of red or pink tint could indicate the presence of blood in it. It could also be due to the ingestion of certain foods, like strawberries or beets.
- Foamy – Urine with a foamy appearance (with excess bubbles) is a clear sign that it contains a lot of protein in it. Excess protein in urine is an indication of kidney disease/failure.