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Dr. Yaw Boateng

Nephrology and Dialysis
BENNETTSVILLE, SC
38 years experience

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

13 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
Nephrology and Dialysis 38 years experience
Go vegetarian!: Stop eating meat if you can. If you eat fish, avoid herring, anchovies and sardines. Drink lots of water and eat a low fat, low protein diet .High potassium foods like most vegetables, as well as cherries can be very helpful. Lose weight if you are overweight. Don't fast when you have gout as the uric acid level goes up during a fast. Vitamin c can lower uric acid level.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
Nephrology and Dialysis 38 years experience
Probably not.: If you are urinating frequently but without burning or irritation, that is a good thing. It may be because you listened to your doctor and are drinking more water! but if you are peeing more frequently of small amounts of urine and it's burning, that's a different story. In that case, your UTI may be getting worse because the antibiotic is not the appropriate one for that particular organism.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
Nephrology and Dialysis 38 years experience
No rhubarb; no meat: You stop eating meat altogether if you are having kidney stones. Meat gives you too much purines and phosphorus. The phosphorus tends to keep the calcium from being utilized. Avoid rhubarb which is loaded with oxalic acid as oxalate stones are over 60% of all kidney stones. Spinach, chard and beet tops are also high in oxalate and should be avoided.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Boateng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Boateng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. I just called the doctor but I have no fever just chills. Like shaking.
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Thank u for the kidney stone home treatment,I am drinking water now :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doc more power

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UST Scholl of Medical Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana
Graduated 1983MD
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