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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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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 should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

Recommend: not covering this in 400 characters or less. Working with a nutritionist would be of much more benefit to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder , ..Would that cause my kidney problems..Should i be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder , ..Would that cause my kidney problems..Should i be on a special diet.?

No relation: between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Kidney problems from high protein diet?

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 more

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Will having 6 eggs(4 yolks) per day cause kidney problems? I workout. 6 days per week vigorous. I do have a 3000 calorie. Well balanced. Diet

Will having 6 eggs(4 yolks) per day cause kidney problems? I workout. 6 days per week vigorous. I do have a 3000 calorie. Well balanced. Diet

NO: I know of no evidence that eating a lot of eggs will cause kidney problems. In someone who already has kidney failure a low-protein diet is advisable to prevent progression of the disease, but high protein should not cause problems in someone with healthy kidneys. However, i strongly advise that you (and everyone) eat only organic eggs; otherwise it is likely from chickens fed gmo corn &/or soy. ...Read more

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Do people with kidney problems have to live at a dialysis center?

Do people with kidney problems have to live at a dialysis center?

No: Most patients with ESRD (end-stage renal disease) are on hemodialysis. They come to dialysis units 3-4 times a week to get their treatment which typically lasts 3.5 to 4.5 hours per treatment. Patients who do peritoneal dialysis have their treatments at home. ...Read more

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Does nephrogenic systemic fibrosis only affect people with kidney problems?

Does nephrogenic systemic fibrosis only affect people with kidney problems?

Yes: Most cases (~90%) of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) have been reported in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The remaining cases have occurred in patients with advanced CKD or acute kidney injury. ...Read more

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Can small children have kidney problems?

Can small children have kidney problems?

Very much so: Children can be born with congenital kidney problems of various dgerees of severity & can develop kiney problems as small children. Children can have polycystic, multicystic or dysplastic kidneys. Horseshoe or ectopic kidneys. Hydronephrotic obstructed kidneys either in single or one segment or both segments of a duplex kidney. Pyelonephritis, glomerulonephtitis, hemolytic- uremic syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have kidney problems?

Asymptomatic: Apart from kidney stones or sources of bleeding, kidney disease is largely asymptomatic. You can ask your doctor to screen you for diabetes, hypertension, check your blood chemistry, and spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio for an initial line of evaluation. ...Read more

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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


Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more