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If my sister found out she has kidney disease, should she really be on the Atkins diet?

If my sister found out she has kidney disease, should she really be on the Atkins diet?

Be careful: Atkins is not the only way to loose weight. Obviously, extreme obesity is a risk factor of kidney disease. But there are other health risks associated with high consumption of meat products and high protein diet. Increase in fats can increase the risk of heart disease.High-protein diets like that of the atkins may accelerate the loss of kidney function in people with early problems. ...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 should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

Recommend: not covering this in 400 characters or less. Working with a nutritionist would be of much more benefit to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder , ..Would that cause my kidney problems..Should i be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder , ..Would that cause my kidney problems..Should i be on a special diet.?

No relation: between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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What diet is for kidney problems?

What diet is for kidney problems?

Depends on problem: Diet restriction depends on the problem. Chronic kidney disease- usually sodium, potassium, and some protein restriction; possibly phosphorus restriction. Stone disease usually increased water intake. Always check with your doctor and may be nephrologist before making any changes in the diet. ...Read more

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Will having 6 eggs(4 yolks) per day cause kidney problems? I workout. 6 days per week vigorous. I do have a 3000 calorie. Well balanced. Diet

Will having 6 eggs(4 yolks) per day cause kidney problems? I workout. 6 days per week vigorous. I do have a 3000 calorie. Well balanced. Diet

NO: I know of no evidence that eating a lot of eggs will cause kidney problems. In someone who already has kidney failure a low-protein diet is advisable to prevent progression of the disease, but high protein should not cause problems in someone with healthy kidneys. However, i strongly advise that you (and everyone) eat only organic eggs; otherwise it is likely from chickens fed gmo corn &/or soy. ...Read more

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Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Yes: High protein diet in a healthy person sould not matter much, although i still would not recommend it. In people with kidney problems, meat intake should be limited to 0.8 g per kg body weight per day. Overall, a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant-based foods is much healthier than high meat intake. Eat water-filled foods, not fat-filled foods! ...Read more

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Can small children have kidney problems?

Can small children have kidney problems?

Very much so: Children can be born with congenital kidney problems of various dgerees of severity & can develop kiney problems as small children. Children can have polycystic, multicystic or dysplastic kidneys. Horseshoe or ectopic kidneys. Hydronephrotic obstructed kidneys either in single or one segment or both segments of a duplex kidney. Pyelonephritis, glomerulonephtitis, hemolytic- uremic syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Several Conditions: Following can cause kidney problems 1diabetese mellitus 2uncontrolled high blood pressure 3kidney conditions like polycystic kidneys, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis or problem you are born with 4narrow or blocked renal arteries 5long term use of meds that are toxic to kidneys like nsaids like ibuprophen;celebrex but diabetese and high blood pressure are most common leading to kidney failure. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more