Diet after a kidney removal

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If it becomes necessary to remove one kidney, the remaining organ assumes a double burden. Diet after a kidney removal is designed to facilitate the work of the urinary system and speed up the recovery process.

Advice on nutrition

Diet is prescribed after the kidney removal, is based on the use of easily digestible food. Strictly controlled rate of liquid should be neither scarcity nor excess supply. Water helps kidneys remove toxins and waste products, but after surgery, one kidney is simply not able to cope with the big volume (daily rate of the fluid is limited to 1 liter per day). Diet imposes restrictions on salt (permissible amount is 3-5 grams per day). The rate of protein somewhat curtailed, but the amount of carbohydrates and fats completely corresponds to physiological needs.

throughout the day you're supposed to eat 5-6 servings of food. Food should provide the body's supply of vitamins and minerals needed to maintain metabolic processes. Products can be boiled in water or steamed, bake, stew. Temperature of serving dishes – comfortable warm.

Recommended products

• Salt-free, protein-free, branny bread, unsalted biscuits
• Vegetarian soup with vegetables, pasta, cereals and greens (for the filling use vegetable or butter)
• chicken or Turkey, veal, rabbit meat — 100 g per day (in the menu, you can enter it after 2-3 weeks after operation)
• Lean fish (it can braise, boil, bake, cook products from minced fish)
• Eggs, boiled or scrambled eggs – up to 2 PCs per day
• low-fat dairy products (they are used in limited quantities is a high concentration of calcium can lead to the formation of sand in the kidney)
• Vegetables (in priority potatoes, beets, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumber)
• Fruits
• Fruit and berry mousses, jams, preserves, jelly
• Melons (cantaloupe, watermelons)
• Cereals (you can cook casseroles, cereals, etc.)
• protein-free pasta
• non-Greasy, mild, unsalted cheese
• Refined vegetable oil
• Unsalted butter
• Sauces based on fruit, vegetables, sour cream
• Herbal teas, loosely brewed tea, fruit drinks, juices, diluted with water

Chemical composition and calorific value:
• the Energy value of the diet of 2800-3000 kcal
• the Contents of fats and proteins – 70-80 g per day
• carbohydrates — 400-500 g per day

Prohibited products

the Exception are:
• Wheat and rye bread
• Butter cakes
• Pickles, marinades, smoked products, canned food, semi-finished products, sausage products
• Fish, meat, mushroom broth
• Fatty meats, poultry, fish
• Salty, fatty, smoked fish
• Salty and spicy cheeses
• Radishes, celery, mushrooms, parsley, sorrel, spinach, garlic, beans, fresh onion
• Coffee, strong tea, cocoa, chocolate
• Alcohol
• Mineral water with gas and with a high sodium content


Diet after removal of kidney initially causes some discomfort – the main difficulty is the serious reduction of the share of salt. With time, proper nutrition becomes a habit. It is important to remember that without the observance of reasonable restrictions healthy body can not withstand the increased load.