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Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

It can be: A high protein diet can affect kidney health. This occurs because diets rich in protein can damage the glomerular membrane (a "filter" in the kidneys) and lead to kidney disease. ...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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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?

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?

No charcoal 4 kidney: I cannot find any studies to suggest that activated charcoal is helpful for chronic kidney disease. Please discuss any new medications with your doctors. Preferably before you take them. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tips to increase kidney health?

Kidney health: Keep well hydrated with water. You should drink half your weight in ounces every day. If you weigh 150 pounds you should drink 75 ounces of water daily. ...Read more

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What health issues are possible if one only has one kidney?

What health issues are possible if one only has one kidney?

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

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What is the recommended diet for a person with solitary kidney (one kidney)?

What is the recommended diet for a person with solitary kidney (one kidney)?

See below: People with solitary kidney have normal kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, a usual healthy balanced diet will be fine. ...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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Is diet very important to a kidney patient?

Is diet very important to a kidney patient?

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

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Is diabetes a major factor in kidney health?

Is diabetes a major factor in kidney health?

Absolutely!: It is the primary cause of most chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Tell me some good nutrition for kidneys healths?

Tell me some good nutrition for kidneys healths?

Less protein: 1 gm /kg of body wt, protein restriction. Avoiding meds like Motrin, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs,Hydration, Treating gout ( avoid specific food), HTN, DM properly. ...Read more

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Are diets good for people that have bad kidneys?

Are diets good for people that have bad kidneys?

Usually Not: Most weight lowering diets substitute protein for fat.
High protein diets are not recommended for patients with advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

Stress and kidney DZ: it causes vasoconstriction of the renal circulation and parts of the kidney die. Well demonstrated in mice but not in man. ...Read more

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What liquids do you recomend for kidney repair diet?

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

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What health factors are considered for a kidney donation?

What health factors are considered for a kidney donation?

Everything: In order to donate a kidney you have to be the healthiest person in the hospital that day. A strong family history of kidney problems are a negative as are medical problems you have that could affect your kidneys. ...Read more

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Pl advice diet for a kidney patient with creatnine 3.5?

Pl  advice diet for a kidney patient with creatnine   3.5?

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

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What are good foods to eat to get the kidneys back to good health?

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

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My kidneys are not doing well. How can I improve my kidney health?

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

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What diet changes are needed for someone who is going to lose a kidney?

What diet changes are needed for someone who is going to lose a kidney?

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

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What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

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

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If i have kidney dysfunction causing hyperparathyroidism, is there anything i can do to reverse this? In overall good health, but very concerned.

If i have kidney dysfunction causing hyperparathyroidism, is there anything i can do to reverse this? In overall good health, but very concerned.

See kidney expert.: Hyperparathyroidism is a common complication of impaired kidney function. A kidney specialist should be able to treat this with one of several medications. ...Read more

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Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Yes.: There is no issue, unless you already have significant renal problems. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of kidney dialysis machines?

What are the health risks of kidney dialysis machines?

Renal dialysis: 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

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What health risks should my mom expect after donating her kidney?

What health risks should my mom expect after donating her kidney?

Donating kidneys: Since a kidney donor is screened very thoroughly, the biggest issue is a little discomfort after surgery. This goes away fairly quickly. Most donors do not have any significant problems after donating the kidney and have normal renal function and health afterwards. ...Read more

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Special diet for people who had kidney dysfunction?

Special diet for people who had kidney dysfunction?

Yes: Dietary modifications are a main way of coping with reduced kidney function and can allow for adequate health delaying the need for dialysis.
Protein, phosphate and sodium restrictions are common with potassium restriction added at later stages. ...Read more

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Does donating your kidney affect your overall health?

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

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If i only have one kidney what kind of diet should I be on?

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

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