A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote and asked, "My mom always feels full every 3 days even though she hasn't been eating much. She feels uncomfortable and bloated or just not hungry at all. Is there any home remedies she can do to ease her pain a little?"
When a Chronic Kidney Disease or Dialysis patient has problems with appetite, it can be difficult to pinpoint the best strategies to solve the issue(s). Here are some tailored helpful solutions for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to deal with their eating troubles:
1.) Try to eat five or six small meals during the day.
2.) Eat high-protein food first, such as meat and eggs.
3.) Take your time eating by savoring each bite.
4.) Take breaks during mealtime.
5.) Chew slowly and well.
6.) Avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and rich sauces.
7.) Do not drink liquids with meals.
8.) Sip liquids between meals.
10.) Eat regularly planned meals and snacks.
In some cases, patients do not want to eat because they have a strange taste in their mouths. In this case, try the following tactics:
1.) Marinate meat, fish, and chicken in salt-free marinades.
2.) Try to eat cold foods, such as kidney-friendly recipes for chicken salad, egg salad or tuna salad.
3.) Brush your teeth regularly, and rinse with mouthwash.
4.) Use herbs and spices on your food to bring out the flavor.
5.) Email KidneyBuzz.com directly (email@example.com) and/or talk to your dietitian for ideas on seasoning food without using salt.
Some Peritoneal Dialysis patients find eating uncomfortable because of the full feeling from the Dialysis Solution in their stomach area. Although eating less feels better, it can lead to malnutrition. If you fall into this group, then try to time your exchanges after your regularly scheduled meals to help relieve some of the discomfort.
How do you deal with feeling full or losing your appetite? Share your experiences and insights with the over 57,000 Friends who have liked KidneyBuzz.com on Facebook (click here). Also, follow the nearly 140,000 monthly individual viewers who visit KidneyBuzz.com regularly for the latest daily news and information which teach those with Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, and Hypertension how to better manage and improve their lives. Erica Ashley Jenkins (Dialysis Nurse) said, "Hello I just wanted to let you know that I work in a dialysis clinic and over half of our clinic reads this page, we enjoy everything you put on and love to have new information. My patients are a very grateful."