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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are not on dialysis?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance.
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Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Pressure sores: Pressure avoidance is the one 'must do' to allow sores to heal. As for diet, if you eat well you should be fine. Taking a multivitamin can only help. If you are worried about your nutritional status, see your doctor and have that evaluated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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