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Doctor insights on: Diet For Chronic Renal Failure Patients

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Is it possible to reverse chronic renal failure in a patient?

Is it possible to reverse chronic renal failure in a patient?

Renal failure: It is difficult to reverse renal failure, but with strict diet and blood pressure control the progression can be stabilized. Also staing well hydrated can help also. ...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 would glucose levels be like in a non-diabetic patient having chronic renal failure?

What would glucose levels be like in a non-diabetic patient having chronic renal failure?

Normal: If a patient is not diabetic there blood sugar should be in the normal range. Even in if in chronic renal failure. If running high may be due to certain medications which might be used to treat some other condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, and also has chronic renal failure, what to do?

Can you tell me for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, and also has chronic renal failure, what to do?

See the dietician!: Diet can be problematic in dialysis patients/chronic renal failure patients. Many foods contain phosphorus; diaysis patients often take phosphate binders to help them excrete this. Kidney patients must watch calories, protein, and salt also. My best advice is to have a consult with the dietician at your local kidney center. They can help with recipies and ideas to keep you healthier. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, and chronic renal failure?

What are the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, and chronic renal failure?

Treatment: I am very surprised that your kidney doctor has not described this to you in detail. Either go back for more education or have your PC to refer you to a different specialist who should help you understand what is happening and what will develop. Hopefully for better! ...Read more

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What could be the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, and also has chronic renal failure.?

What could be the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, and also has chronic renal failure.?

Phosphate: Hi. How bad is your creatinine/eGFR? You probably need a low phosphate diet, phosphate binders (e.g. sevelamer), and maybe dialysis. What is your PTH? Probably high. You might need a vitamin D analog (e.g., doxercalciferol or paricalcitol) or cinacalcet. Talk with your nephrologist! ...Read more

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What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

Renal diet: Typical dietary advice would include low sodium, low phosphate and high protein if on dialysis. Pre dialysis advice may ask for low protein to extend pre dialysis renal function. Every patient has differing needs. The diet should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the proper chronic renal failure diet?

Could you tell me what is the proper chronic renal failure diet?

Renal failure diet: Rather than try to compress my answer, go to this website: http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-health/kidney-failure/kidney-friendly-diet.html. It is full of great ideas on a proper diet for renal failure patients. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Renal failure: If you are taking about end stage renal disease i.e. In patients needing to start dialysis, some symptoms are nausea, vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, bleeding from gums, itching, reversal of day-night sleeping patterns, among others. Those patients should see a nephrologist to see if they have to start some type of dialysis. Patients with mild renal disease may have no symptoms and have abnormal labs. ...Read more

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Can chronic renal failure cause someone to feel faint all the time?

Can chronic renal failure cause someone to feel faint all the time?

Md: Faintness may indicate many problems 1. Low blood pressure 2. Anemia3. Drug effect 4. Low sugar if you are diabetic. Several electrolyte problems ocur in chronic renal failure .It is best to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more