About Nephrology Department
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Nephrology department provides its medical services for patients suffering from medical renal troubles, and nephrology/kidney disease like renal failure, kidney dysfunction impairment, Renal Tubular dysfunction, renal hypertension …etc
Nephrology department runs under close supervision of highly qualified expert
Nephrology consultants supported by GPH laboratory and Imaging Services.
Useful info and health tips
Why? To help control your blood pressure. In general, people with CKD need to limit their total sodium intake (in food and drinks) to less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium each day. Some people with CKD should not eat more than 1,500 milligrams per day. Ask your doctor what he or she thinks is the right amount of sodium for you.
- Buy fresh food more often. Sodium (a part of salt) is added to many
- Packaged foods.
- Use spices, herbs, and sodium-free seasonings in place of salt.
- Check the Nutrition Facts label on food packages for sodium. A Daily
- Value of 20% or more means the food is high in sodium.
- Try lower-sodium versions of frozen dinners and other convenience
- Rinse canned vegetables, beans, meats, and fish with water before eating
Keeping your kidneys healthy is extremely important, particularly if you have a chronic disease such as
- Maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables, and cut back on foods high in salt.
- Get plenty of regular physical activity.
- If you take any medications, do so as the label and your doctor prescribe.
- Keep diabetes in check by maintaining target blood glucose and getting regular A1c checks at least twice annually.