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How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

40grams protein diet: And low phosphrus diet (no cola, chocolate, hard beans, and dairy) also, low salt diet at 2000 mg sodium or less/ 24hrs and control calories per instructions if diabetes is present. Of course this patient sees a nephrologist and you can get more details from him or her or a dietitian. ...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 is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

Possibly many years: Life expectancy depends on the rate of progression (many factors including medical and lifestyle interventions that might slow down the progression) and decisions on whether to pursue renal replacement therapy once reaches end-stage (that decision may depend on overall health, functional status, ability to tolerate various interventions, etc). Overall shorter than the average public lifespans. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 kidney disease usually?

What is stage 4 kidney disease  usually?

See below: A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ml/min. It is likely someone with stage 4 ckd will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future. ...Read more

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What happens if you got stage 4 kidney disease how serious is that?

What happens if you got stage 4 kidney disease how serious is that?

CKD stage 4: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease means that the person's glomerular filtration rate is between 15-29 ml/min. This indicates the person has severely compromised kidney function and the person does not have to start some sort of renal replacement therapy. Have the person see a nephrologist to treat any anemia or problems with high parathyroid hormone levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 kidney disease. What can be done if anything? Is it bad to have stage 4?

I have stage 4 kidney disease. What can be done if anything? Is it bad to have stage 4?

Need to find cause: Staging is meant for chronic kidney disease, means that the kidney functions have been stable for 3 months during which time there are no ongoing acute medical problems. It is based on GFR calculation which is an estimate of kidney function. I certainly suggest to see a nephrologist who will do necessary work up to find the cause, stage appropriately, and improve whenever possible. ...Read more

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Can stage 4 kidney disease be cured? If levels are stable, how can I tell if getting worse. What symptoms should I look for?

Can stage 4 kidney disease be cured? If levels are stable, how can I tell if getting worse. What symptoms should I look for?

Kidney Disease Cure: You should ask the doctor who told you that you had stage 4 kidney disease to refer you to a nephrologist and to tell you what caused it. It can be caused by diabetes, high bp, medicines, obstruction and diseases of the kidney. See a nephrologist for other tests and be followed by him. Symptoms of kidney failure may include weakness, nausea, itching, a bitter taste in your mouth among others. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 kidney disease?

Life expectancy for stage 4 kidney disease?

Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. However, if the kidney disease is progressing rapidly, it can be associated with more complications (anemia, bone disease, end stage renal disease with dialysis). It is important to follow closely with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

In moderation: 8 ounces of coconut water contain 430mg of potassium. This is 9.1% of the daily potassium needed for your age without kidney disease. 4 or 5 ounces will not hurt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 kidney disease but can't have a transplant. Can I do dialysis for the rest of my life?

I have stage 4 kidney disease but can't have a transplant. Can I do dialysis for the rest of my life?

Yes: First i would concentrate on treating my stage 4 kidney disease to the best of my abilities. You may not need a transplant or dialysis if you can manage successfull what disease has caused your initial renal impairment. However if your disease progresses, you will have an opportunity to survive by being on dialysis. ...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. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more