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Doctor insights on: Foods That Are Good For Your Kidneys

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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


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What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

Healthy diet, many: The best foods for your liver ; kidneys are organic fruits ; vegetables. Avoid fried foods, genetically modified foods ; limit sugars ; starches. Also avoid too much protein. All vitamins are necessary, esp. For your liver- it's best to get from diet but a quality multivitamin ; 5-8000 iu of d3 is reasonable. Acetaminophen causes liver damage- limit use ; take nac with it.See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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What foods are good for kidney desease?

What foods are good for kidney desease?

Low protein diet: Although the most expensive nih clinical trial ever, mdrd, demonstrated no benefit from a low protein diet, most nephrologist recommend it as long as malnutrition is not present. Also a low sodium diet theoretically should be of benefit. If you are overweight weight loss is of benefit. There are no specific foods good for kidneys unfortunately. Consider a diet based on whole foods. ...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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What are good foods to eat to get the kidneys back to good health?

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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Can any doc tell me what's the best food to keep my kidneys in good condition?

Renal Diet.: The kidney diet, also known as the renal diet, is a set of guidelines for people with kidney disease. Foods prescribed depend on the level of kidney failure the patient is experiencing, but generally the diet involves controlling the amount of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, and fluid that a person ingests. People with kidney disease should be in consultation with a renal dietitian. ...Read more

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List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

Low sodium: Low sodium, avoid so called 'pop' or coke products, avoid nsaids, sometimes to avoid high potassium foods like tomato, orange, banana and potato. Healthy eating and lifestyle usually helps. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...Read more

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What are some good foods for someone undergoing kidney failure and with diabetes?

What are some good foods for someone undergoing kidney failure and with diabetes?

Control diabetes: First diabetes diet is very important. Then low salt to control BP and potential swelling. If kidney failure is not mild then animal protein and dairy product restriction is important. After dialysis starts then can push animal protein for better nutrition but not before dialysis. In other words, restriction is the main recommendation, no good food to recommend but good dietary regimen/restriction. ...Read more

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What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?

What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?

Hard question: It'd be nice to know what stays at the basis of the kidney damage. Knowing it will help direct treatment. I am not aware of any supplements or herbs that will help reverse kidney damage. ...Read more