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Docs, what's a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Use your resources.: If you are on dialysis, you likely have a nephrologist and a renal nutritionist to help you with this question. Do consult them, because weight loss may involve more specialized considerations for your body! (for example, watch the phosphates and salt!) also, ask these folks what exercise is best for you, as excercise may help your weight loss efforts. Good luck. Lgromkomd.

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What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

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Dialysis: If you are having your dialysis at the hospital I strongly recommend that you asked to be seen by a dietitian. If you dialyze at home you must surely see you nephrologist regularly in the clinic. Get her/his advice about diet or, as above, ask for a referral to a dietitian.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Please describe a good weight loss plan for me?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Life-long: One that you can live with for the rest of your life. You need to eat healthy food, less of it, and exercise more. You have to burn off 3500 calories to lose a pound. See a good registered dietitian. Programs like weight watchers can offer good support. Don't get your health info from friends, tv or the internet. Get professional advice.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there a good way for me to measure myself for my weight loss plan?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Weight: Mostly, all you need to follow is weight. There are easy ways to check %body fat, but this is often inaccurate and confusing. You can also measure waist, thigh, hips, etc. When you lose weight, it mostly comes off all over. There may be days when you pick up some water bloat, or otherwise are discouraged by your weight. An improved waist/thigh measurement may may you feel better.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the common reliable, good weight loss plans?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Eat less & exercise: There is only one reliable plan: eat less and exercise more. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Avoid fad diets, instead of a "diet" find a good nutritional plan you can follow the rest of your life. Weight watchers and other such programs are good for support. Avoid internet supplements, tv garbage, and advice from friends who don't know any more than you do.

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