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If i stopped smoking and change my diet should my kidney disease reverse?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: As smoking directly affects the blood vessels the answer to your question is yes. As a healthy diet; along with an appropriate exercise regimen (walking for example) with lead to a healthier body the answer to your question is again yes.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 37 years experience
I don't know: The source of your kidney disease is unknown thus it is difficult to comment accurately. That said, I have watched kidney function improve in my office on a regular basis. There are as many ways to approach the problem as there are causes for it. Smoking cessation is a no-brainer. Just stop it: it kills you and your kidneys. Phosphatidyl choline, a nutrient in egg yolks, improves kidney function.

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