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Diet 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: On the cause of the kidney stones. These have to be analyzed for content and then the source of the problem identified. As an example, do you have excess parathyroid hormone causing calcium salt stones? Are these due to gout? See a doctor and get this worked out in detail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best to say, a bit.: without an exam, I can only give general information. while low protein diet is recommended, the benefits are mild mainly because most causes of chronic kidney disease (diabetes) we cannot forestall continuing injury. Protein takes kidney effort to get rid of. less kidney effort if lower protein intake. ...Read more
How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.
Blood pressure : If you have ADPKD then it's generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle but making sure you are treating things that can worsen renal function like high blood pressure. That is probably the most important thing outside of diet (low sodium), exercise, and good hydration. Possibly making sure you don't have high cholesterol could potentially help with renal function. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Significant numbers.: Renal failure after liver transplantation is common.Subjects with severe kidney impairment (ki) before lt experience further deterioration after lt, & a number of subjects with mild ki also experience further deterioration post lt. Diabetes mellitus should not prevent subjects from undergoing lt, prognosis isno worse & # are cured of dm after lt. 7 - 20+% develop denovo dm after lt. ? > if hepc+ve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for Ca oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine - you can do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Juice and CKD: Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels. Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K. ...Read more
Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?
Polycystic kidneys: Pain is not usually assciated with polycystic kidneys, but if you are smoking pot for some other kind of pain, i dont feel it will contribute to your kidney problem, whiach can cause hypertension and renal failure. But you should me under medical care and if possible avoid smoking marijuan, as it has other harmful effects on the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more
Many considerations: If you are on dialysis or heading for a transplant, you will have a renal dietician to help. Most people in renal failure will restrict salt, protein, phosphate, and potassium. Fluids will be limited also. Because ingredients like phosphorus and potassium are in virtually everything, your dietician will be a huge help. More frequent dialysis (as in home dialysis) allows more dietary flexibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the stone type, but fluid intake is a much more influential variable. ...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
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