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Are there any home delivery food plans for people on renal diet?

Are there any home delivery food plans for people on renal diet?

Protein: You need to look carefully at the protein content. Depending on your renal function, it may be too much for your kidneys to handle. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What exactly is a renal diet?

What exactly is a renal diet?

Protein/Fluid Limits: The kidney is responsible for excreting waste and maintaining an electrolyte balance. Patients with kidney disease can have a decreased capacity to do the aforementioned, so "renal diets" are focused on limiting proteins (which are metabolized into kidney-excreted wastes like urea), fluids, and electrolyte fluctuations. This is analogous to "diabetic diets" controlling blood glucose fluctuations. ...Read more

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What vegetables should be taken in a renal diet for a type 2 diabetic?

What vegetables should be taken in a renal diet for a type 2 diabetic?

Green: Main thing in diet is to reduce carbs to improve diabetes and thereby preserve kidney function. Green vegs have least sugar. ...Read more

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Once on a renal diet, is it harmful to have one day every once in awhile to partake in normal eating? Holidays for example.

Once on a renal diet, is it harmful to have one day every once in awhile to partake in normal eating? Holidays for example.

Discourage this: Every once in a while a taste of something you like may take away the craving but we discourage getting off the diet since your well being depends on it. Avoiding toxic build up is important to staying well. ...Read more

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Which foods are included on a renal diet?

Low protein: Low dairy, low potassium. The latter means restrict potaoes, oranges, bananas, and squash. Also, strict low salt intake under 2000mg of sodium per day. Renal diet should be associated with fluid restriction under 1.5 quarts per day of all kinds of fluid intake. Not encouraging fluids like most people think! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your put on a renal diet?

Renal Diet: Wastes in the blood come from food and liquids that are consumed. People with kidney disease must adhere to a kidney diet to cut down on the amount of waste in their blood. Following a kidney diet may also bolster kidney function and delay total kidney failure.A kidney diet is one that is low in sodium, phosphorous and protein.Every person is different, a dietician will work with each patient. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are limited on a renal diet?

Please suggest what foods are limited on a renal diet?

Renal diet: It depends on the degree of renal insufficiency. For mild disease, salt is the most important item to limit. As the degree of renal failure progresses, you should watch phosphorus intake and potassium intake as those are both cleared by the kidney and can lead to significant problems as they build up. Limiting salt intake to 1.5-2grams/daily is important for a healthy bp. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a list of foods that someone can have on a renal diet?

Wanted to know where can I find a list of foods that someone can have on a renal diet?

Kidney.org: There are many websites where you can find that information. The national kidney foundation at www.Kidney.Org has a section on diet for kidney disease. You can also check out davita.Com and talk to your nephrologist about dietary recommendations! ...Read more

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Is gatorade okay for patient with renal diet?

Is gatorade okay for patient with renal diet?

Probably No. : Gatorade has added electrolytes which need to be accounted for in renal diets. The potassium and sodium is there a fluid restriction? Depends on how severe the renal disease. If the patient is on dialysis, all of those need to be monitored very closely. Even if not on dialysis, renal dz severe enough to require a "renal diet" probably needs to discuss gatorade w potassium and sodium levels w md. ...Read more

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