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Buckwheat Diet For Kidney Health
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
I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?
If someone was loosing potassium due to a health problem like kidneys etc, would you expect it to be low even with a good diet?
Possible: The potassium (K) in the body is the balance between what you take in your diet and what you lose either in the urine (due to medications like diuretics or due to some kidney diseases that cause K wasting) or due to loss in stool such as diarrhea.And in most of those conditions we prescribe K supplements and high K diet.High K diet includes dairies, bananas,oranges,nuts,tomato,potato to name a few ...Read more
It would depend: On how well that one kidney is functioning ...Read more
Usually none: If a person has a good, healthy single kidney, she won't have any symptoms or problems until someday her one kidney starts to decrease in kidney function. ...Read more
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
Yes: However, associated disease and degree of kidney disease would refine the answer. Diabetes for instance requires diabetic diet to protect the kidneys. High blood pressure would require strict salt control to protect the kidneys. Different stages of kidney disease dictate different levels of restriction e.g. Protein, potassium, and dairy restriction in advanced stages of kidney disease. ...Read more
Difficult to say: The information you ask for is complicated in a normal scenario, and even more so with the limited information you've shared. Acute kidney failure fluid prescription is very different than what would be recommended in the setting of moderate chronic kidney insufficiency. The safest answer i can give is talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Diet with creat, 3.5: You need more information about your renal function and should see a nephrologist (n) to have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood work is needed to see if your phosphorous and PTH are elevated and if your hemoglobin is < 10 grs/dl. You have chronic kidney disease and need to find out its cause. After these studies, your n can give more advice about your diet. ...Read more
Renal diets: A low sodium diet is often recommended for kidney patients but, if kidney disease is moderate to severe, additional restrictions may be needed. Your health care provider may be able refer you to a local dietitian for education. Online organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) often provide free information - including recipes. Check out the NKF at www.kidney.org ...Read more
Kidney Disease: Chronic Kidney Disease is defined by 5 stages 1-5. Stage 1 is mild and Stage 5 is where you need dialysis. Taking care of your kidneys depends on the stage of disease and what has caused the disease. You want to follow your kidney doctors advice first of all and stay on a healthy diet, low salt, no smoking, and take all of you medications. See a nephrologist! ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the underlying disease. Part of the surgical plan will include a dietitian that will discuss this very subject. Ask questions! ...Read more
What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?
Tx b/p Psychological: Elevated b/p can be the consequence of many factors, including psychological influences; our bodies respond to the emotions we experience. Assuming the problem is a stress reaction, and If meditating does not provide relief, the psychodynamic use of hypnosis is suggested. ...Read more
If i have kidney dysfunction causing hyperparathyroidism, is there anything i can do to reverse this? In overall good health, but very concerned.
machines do not dialyze the kidney. they remove toxins from the blood that the kidney normally does.
So risks are;
1. You die without dialysis. I call this a bad risk.
2. You live longer and feel better. I call this a good risk.
Other than that discuss you particular situation with your medical team. ...Read more
Well,: A person can lead an active, normal life with only one kidney. One kidney is sufficient to keep the body healthy. After recovering from surgery, a donor can work, drive, exercise and participate in sports, though contact sports are not recommended. A donor can continue in all types of occupations, including military duty. ...Read more
One Kidney Diet: You may not need a special diet for your solitary kidney, as you diet will depend if you have chronic kidney disease (ckd). People who donate one of their kidneys for to a transplant patient, have no dietary restrictions. Check with your physician, or a nephrologist, to see if you have ckd. If you do not, just eat food that is healthy and low in sodium. ...Read more
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