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what is a safe protein drink for dialysis patients

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Whey Proteins: Most important - look at phosphorous and potassium content and talk to your dietician before you start anything. Products that I have seen suggested ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Important to review dietary restrictions with your nephrology team. It depends on what type of kidney disease you have call them.
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nepro ok: Protein, calorie shakes need to be dialysis friendly regarding phosphate and potassium loads.
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Variety available: Protein shakes are generally good, but patients with renal failure must be mindful that their protein intake does not exceed the amount recommended ba ... Read More
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nepro: Protein, calorie shakes need to be dialysis friendly regarding phosphate and potassium loads.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Not clear on your question. Patients can live decades on dialysis. Usually depends on one's age and other illnesses.
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Bone broth: Bone broth is salty. Most dialysis patients are on a salt restricted diet. Best to check first with patient's nephrologist before adding to diet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight targ ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
43 years experience Gynecology
Protein is necessary: You should aim to get about 20 g of protein daily. Realizing that some of that is in your diet, be careful not to "overdue" because the metabolism of ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Fischer
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Kidneys and Protein: There is no easy answer to this question. However, significant amounts of consumed protein or Amino Acids can offer a significant solute load to the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Yes, unless: You are allergic to milk products. Otherwise it is safe but it is probably even better with extra fluid added to help to prevent dehydration.
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