Fluid: A fluid restriction may be needed to help reduce fluid retention. You need to seek the advice of a liver specialist for proper needs. Water, beverages, or any food that is at least at room temperature is considered to be a fluid. The following items must be counted in your daily food allowance. Allowances defined: Coffee, tea, milk, juice, soda, water, ice, gelatin, Popsicle's, ice cream*, sherbet*. Soup-liquid portion only.
Hints: Drain liquids from canned fruit and veggies, Fruit does not count towards fluids allowances, Use hard candies, gum, fresh lemon for dry mouth. To assist with following fluid restrictions keep a running total of amount of fluid you consume.
Remember: 8 ounces= 1cup= 240ml. 4 ounces= 1/2 cup= 120ml. 1 ounce= 30ml.
*Ice cream and sherbet contain solids that does not count toward fluid intake. For example- 1/2 cup of ice cream or sherbet count as 1/4 cup of fluid.
Protein: Protein is needed for growth, healing, and and to fight infections. Sometimes it may be needed to reduce certain protein's in your diet. Not all types of protein will be restricted from your diet. Protein is divided into two types: High Biological value (HBV) and low Biological value (LBV). It is the high value one that may need to be restricted. Consult your doctor.
As a general rule you will need to avoid red meat. Other meat, Fish and poultry are allowed. Ask a doctor what applies in your case. Unneeded restrictions can lead to deficiencies. Typically following a diet of 8 ounces (64 grams) protein a day is adequate per day. Do not limit your LBV protiens.
HBV protein: Meat, pork, fish, poultry, shell fish. Dairy: milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese. Eggs.
LBV protein: Nuts, peanut butter, soy products, veggies, starches, bread, beans.
This completes the post as far as the manual is concerned with diet. I do have comments about
the diet and particular needs but they will be addressed in my next post here. Feel free to ask questions or comments about
your diet. Recipes are always welcome that follow these guide lines. If ya got one post it here, Remember we are here to help each other. It's the little things that keeps us truly alive.
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Post Edited (A.Ziffle) : 1/14/2016 10:47:01 PM (GMT-7)