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Breakfast Menu For A Patient With Renal Failure
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
What best for lunch and dinner for kidney failure patient with high blood pressure and diabetics ?
DASH: The dash diet was recently selected by leading nutritionists, endocrinologists, and internists as the best diabetic diet. http://dashdiet.org/ has more information (i have no affiliation with these folks). Weight watchers was selected as being easiest to follow, if that is more of a problem for you. Good luck, and stick with it! ...Read more
Lemon and dialysis: Lemon juice has potassium (k). Elevated k levels are common in dialysis patients due to their kidneys not being able to eliminate k. Ask the patient's renal dietician (d) your question. The d will know the patient's k level and residual renal function. The d will be able to tell you how much, and if you should, give lemons to the patient in question. ...Read more
Renal failure diet: I have looked many places and have concluded that okra is a high potassium food. Because potassium can accumulate when your kidneys are not working well and thjs can cause major problems, any food that contains a whole lot of potassium should be completely avoided or taken in very small quantities. Talk with your doctor and dietician about the best foods for you under your current circumstances. ...Read more
Cardiorenal: Think of a pump (or the heart) building pressure against a filter that is very slow and inefficient, the kidneys in our case. For a while, the pump, which is elastic, will adjust by stretching trying to accommodate the extra load, fluid unfiltered by the kidneys. Once that capacity is reached the heart goes in failure, too. The extra fluid is managed with diuretics and eventually dialysis. ...Read more
What's an alternative remedy for a patient with kidney failure aside from dialysis and kidney transplant?
Not remedy - death: Some patients with kidney failure who are not actively depressed, have tried dialysis and are not reasonable transplant candidates choose to withdraw from care and knowingly accept that they will die. This is allowed in the us but certainly not encouraged. A pulitzer prize winning author, james michener, decided after the age of 90 that he had written his last book and did withdraw from dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is important to know what is the cause of the dysfunction. If it is related to removal of the gall bladder- do not use too much oil and fats. Fat, ie- extra verging olive oil on your salad will help the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins in it). Good in general for the liver would be fruits, honey, cottage cheese, other light, easy to digest foods and not too much meets. ...Read more
ACE or ARB: Any of them would work but ace or arb would also treat the chf and protect the kidneys so they would be a first choice. ( one or the other, not both). Most patients need more than one drug. ...Read more
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What is the life expectancy for a person with stage 4 renal falure and 1 kidney with no dialysis?
I have end-stage kidney failure but I'm not on dialysis. I follow a special renal diet and I'm a vegetarian. What are good sources of protein for someone like me who must also limit phosphorus and potassium?
The answer depends on what type of vegetarian you are: It also depends on your level of kidney function and how restrictive you need to be with protein, phosphorus and potassium. A proper renal diet is an essential part of any treatment plan for chronic kidney disease. Although a renal diet limits protein, you still need to eat some high-quality protein every day. Being a vegetarian doesn't mean missing out on quality protein. There are plenty of good plant sources of proteins. However, a vegetarian renal diet requires a tailored meal plan from a registered dietitian because vegetarian sources of protein also contain varying amounts of potassium and phosphorus. Your dietitian can help you choose the right foods in the right amounts. Your kidneys are responsible for preventing too much potassium and phosphorus from building up in your blood. So it's important to have the right amount of potassium and phosphorus in your diet to avoid overwhelming your kidneys' ability to maintain healthy levels. Here's some basic information on: Protein. , Phosphorus. , Potassium. , Sodium. . Your meal plan should also include guidelines for other food groups, such as grains, fats and sweets. A meal plan from a registered dietitian will help you meet your needs for calories and other important nutrients. ...Read more
Those that are: Low in sodium.Get a more detailed answer ›
Watch the salt. : Generally, dietary sodium restriction to < 2000mg daily helps control blood pressure which will help protect kidneys. Depending on the severity of kidney disease or medications that are prescribed, other diet restrictions may be necessary. Certain kidney disorders benefit from avoiding excessive protein. Diabetics need other restrictions, so talk to your doctor who knows your history and labs. ...Read more
Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?
Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more
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