A 42-year-old female asked:
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how is the best way to look after a family member who has chronic kidney disease stage 5?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet modification: Ckd stage v is very advanced form of kidney disease and many dietary restrictions along with medications are needed to delay need for dialysis. Limit diets high in potassium, phosphorus, limit excessive fluid intake and see nephrologist at least every month.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Care of CKD class 5: Your family member needs to be followed by a nephrologist (n). At that person's level of kidney function, she is anemic, may have some issues with edema formation, has a high phosphorus and parathyroid hormone levels and a low calcium one. They need to be seen by a n to be treated with the necessary meds to overcome their problems and to attempt to delay the start of their dialysis. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 11, 2013

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