Diet for Bypass Surgery and Kidney Disease Nutrition

By | November 10, 2008

Diet for Gastritis Bypass Surgery

To plan a detailed diet chart a lot of detailed information is needed like your sex, height, weight, body frame, level of physical activity, other medical issues, past medical history, your choices, current diet and lifestyle pattern. Along with a heart problem you also seem to have some kidney problems which you have not mentioned clearly here. Try the following diet and lifestyle modifications to ease your condition.

Lose weight if you are above your ideal body weight. Excess weight or obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and kidney problems. Even a slight decrease in weight can help you keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in the normal range.

Kidney Patients Diet

  • Focus on a healthy balanced diet. Eat fibrous carbohydrates in the form of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Whole grains and cereals should form the basis of your diet.
  • You can get your proteins from egg whites, low fat or fat free dairy products, and lean cuts of meat, poultry without the skin, fish, whole pulses, legumes, beans and sprouts. However there is protein restriction in some kinds of kidney diseases. Check with your specialist for your protein needs according to your condition. But in any case other protein rich sources like organ meats, shell fish, egg yolks, meats and fatty cuts of poultry should be avoided as they are also high in saturated fats and cholesterol.
  • Fluid consumption will depend on the type of your kidney problem. Some kidney diseases restrict the total fluid consumption in a day. Please consult your specialist before consuming fluids in large quantities.
  • Avoid fatty foods, oily foods, sweets, bakery foods, chocolates, sweetened drinks and carbonated beverages. Focus on good quality fat and decrease the total quantity of oils and fats. Good quality fats include monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats rich in omega 3 fatty acids like canola oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil.
  • Exercise along with these dietary modifications, as increased physical activity will not only help to decrease your bad cholesterol but also help to maintain a healthy blood pressure. A simple brisk walk for 30 minutes can also be helpful if you can not perform strenuous activities. However it is best to check with your specialist for the type of exercises you can perform as you have already undergone a bypass surgery and have got a pacemaker. Also before changing your diet in a major way discuss your case with a health care professional or a registered dietician.