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Doctor insights on: How To Avoid Kidney Disease On The South Beach Diet

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What is a good diet for people with bad kidney disease?

What is a good diet for people with bad kidney disease?

DASH diet: (google dash diet for hypertension). The specific dietary restrictions depend on how severe your kidney disease and what your labs look like. Generally, we recommend: low sodium (salt), low potassium (depends on blood potassium level) and low phosphorus diet. Some experts recommend a low protein diet but this is controversial. ...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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Is there a particular diet that is best for kidney disease?

Is there a particular diet that is best for kidney disease?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

See below: I am unclear about your question, but if you mean does high protein diet cause quicker deterioration of kidney function, then the answer is potentially yes. ...Read more

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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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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for CKD patient: Try this website for food suggestions for patients with chronic kidney disease:

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/eating-plan-for-chronic-kidney-disease#

good luck. ...Read more

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If I stopped smoking and change my diet should my kidney disease reverse?

If I stopped smoking and change my diet should my kidney disease reverse?

I don't know: The source of your kidney disease is unknown thus it is difficult to comment accurately. That said, I have watched kidney function improve in my office on a regular basis. There are as many ways to approach the problem as there are causes for it. Smoking cessation is a no-brainer. Just stop it: it kills you and your kidneys. Phosphatidyl choline, a nutrient in egg yolks, improves kidney function. ...Read more

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If my sister found out she has kidney disease, should she really be on the Atkins diet?

If my sister found out she has kidney disease, should she really be on the Atkins diet?

Be careful: Atkins is not the only way to loose weight. Obviously, extreme obesity is a risk factor of kidney disease. But there are other health risks associated with high consumption of meat products and high protein diet. Increase in fats can increase the risk of heart disease. High-protein diets like that of the atkins may accelerate the loss of kidney function in people with early problems. ...Read more

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I have adpkd kidney disease im a bodybuilder should I continue my diet and exercise I take a b.P pill everyday and protien shake to?

I have adpkd kidney disease im a bodybuilder should I continue my diet and exercise I take a b.P pill everyday and protien shake to?

Polycystic kidney: You should be very careful with diet - protein in your diet should not exceed 0.8 gram per kilogram per day. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize salt. Eliminate protein shake. BP should be less than 130/80m all the time. ...Read more

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I have been taking sensipar for secondary hyperparathyroid caused by kidney disease, should I follow a certain diet?

I have been taking sensipar for secondary hyperparathyroid caused by kidney disease, should I follow a certain diet?

Yes: There is a whole page of dietary recommendations at: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002442.Htm it explains about carbs, fats, proteins, calcium, phosphorus, and fluids, in the diets of chronic kidney disease patients. The primary care doctor or nephrologist can refer to a specialized dietician to help create the proper diet. ...Read more

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How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.

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

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How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

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

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What is the new treatment for poly cystic kidney disease? Rather than life style modification by diet and water

What is the new treatment for poly cystic kidney disease? Rather than life style modification by diet and water

Not yet.: There are several experimental medications undergoing evaluation in clinical trials, however at this time in the us there is no specific medicinal treatment for PKD other than supportive care. Blood pressure control is paramount, and some evidence suggests ace inhibitors as being first line agents. Follow the advice of your nephrologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with kidney disease, gout, and high blood pressure?

What is a good diet for someone with kidney disease, gout, and high blood pressure?

Low purine diet: There are diets that are specific for reducing uric acic. You can do a google search but basically you should avoid alcohol and organ meats such as liver kidney heart anchovies. ...Read more

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Do you need to be on a special diet if you have stage three kidney disease. And my blood pressure is fine with medication, but I am anemic.

Low sodium: Low sodium diets are essential to avoiding hypertension and may slow the loss of kidney function. A recent article suggests maintaining a low phosphorous level and there is data from the 1970's to support this. There a phosphorous restricted diet is reasonable as long as you are not already malnourished. Anemia is common with ckd. Check iron levels. Replace with oral or IV iron if low. ...Read more

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Is there a diet to follow for polycystic kidney disease? I have normal function. My father & brother both went into kidney failure @ 50. I'm 45.

Is there a diet to follow for polycystic kidney disease? I have normal function. My father & brother both went into kidney failure @ 50. I'm 45.

ADPKD: YES! Diet should be low salt, low animal protein (30-40 grams per day maximum), very low saturated fat, higher polyunsaturated fats are ok, and high intake of fruit and vegetables. Avoid simple carbs and sugars as much as possible. Drink 4 to 5 liters of fluid per day. Avoid caffeine. Do not smoke. Achieve ideal body weight. 80-90 percent of food should be fruit and veg ...Read more

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Could be: A normal eGFR is higher than 90. Vegans have lower creatinine than meat eaters, and should have higher eGFR. Creatinine is the main factor in determining eGFR. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist to rule out treatable issues and to have a close follow-up. ...Read more

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What must my blood glucose be to avoid kidney disease?

What must my blood glucose be to avoid kidney disease?

No one thing: Long term complications from diabetes depend on a variety of factors. Duration of diabetes and overall control through the years may be most important. However, genetics also plays a role in terms of whether patients get complications. Other health issues also affect whether patients may develop complications, like high blood pressure. Best way to avoid complications is to control diabetes well. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to avoid, for kidney disease?

Please suggest what foods to avoid, for kidney disease?

List: Here is a complete list:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease. Html. ...Read more

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What should a 72 year old woman with chronic kidney disease avoid to make sure she stays healthy?

What should a 72 year old woman with chronic kidney disease avoid to make sure she stays healthy?

See a nephrologist: Who can co-ordinate your care in terms of preserving kidney function while also addressing other conditions you may have. S/he will advise you on which medications you take may worsen kidney function & offer alternates. Will also recommend foods/beverages to avoid. ...Read more

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Who have risk of getting chronic kidney diseases in adults?

Who have risk of getting chronic kidney diseases in adults?

Everybody: Today there's a laboratory fad that overdiagnoses 'chronic kidney disease' in all well-muscled individuals based on serum creatinine levels. However, anyone who neglects high blood pressure or kidney infections or does not manage diabetes closely will end up sick bad kidneys, and a few disesaes strike at random. ...Read more

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How do you catch kidney disease?

How do you catch kidney disease?

Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney disease?

What to do about kidney disease?

Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal (kidney) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Will I die from my kidney disease?

Insufficient info: There is not sufficient information in your message to address this serious a question. ...Read more

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Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can kidney disease be reversible?

Can kidney disease be reversible?

Kidney disease: You can reverse some types of kidney disease. The most common is due to drug toxicity and the most common drug that causes acute kidney disease are drugs of the advil (ibuprofen) class. Once you stop the offending drug, the kidney function returns. Other causes of reversible kidney disease are obstruction caught early enough. Causes can be prostatic obstruction or obstruction of the ureters. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney disease?

What are symptoms of kidney disease?

Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms.

For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What can be done for kidney disease?

What can be done for kidney disease?

Follow Recommendatio: Follow your doctors' recommendations. Make sure you keep high blood pressure and diabetes under good control as well as other concomitant diseases. Decrease protein intake and try to live a normal and healthy live. ...Read more

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What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with kidney disease?

Does exercise help with kidney disease?

Yes: Exercise has a profound impact on health and well-being. Regardless of your health and fitness status, it is possible for you to improve your overall well being and health with regular exercise. As the blood is circulated by exercise, toxins and other waste products are eliminated more efficiently and metabolic functions improve. This allows essential nutrients to be transported more efficiently. ...Read more

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I am very scared I have kidney disease?

I am very scared I have kidney disease?

See doctor...: Go to see doctor for reporting and evaluating why you feel scared of kidney disease, which can be assessed and verified with good history, physicals, urine and blood tests, etc. If indeed kidney disease does exist, doctor will guide you how to slow down the process of kidney disease.

Meanwhile, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit anyone immensely.

Best. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, I suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. Chronic kidney disease may have no symptoms and can only be determined by laboratory testing. Other types may range from minor symptoms to major illnesses, and need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist, often along with other health care providers. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

Blood tesy: The most common, albeit not most accurate, measure is creatinine level in the blood. This can be used as a close estimate of overall kidney function at a reasonable cost and patient tolerability. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease. Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Effects of weight losage in kidney disease?

Effects of weight losage in kidney disease?

Good: In general the healthier you are the less stress on your kidneys and your body in general. ...Read more

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How many stages of kidney disease are there?

How many stages of kidney disease are there?

5: Stage 1 is normal and stage 5 is generally dialysis dependent. The stages are defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr) with cut points as follows:
stage 1 >90ml/min
stage 2 > 60 ml/min
stage 3 > 30 ml/min
stage 4 > 15 ml/min
stage 5 < 15 ml/min
the egfr is obtained by either the cockroft gault or the mdrd method. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of kidney disease?

Following: Cystic disease: polycystic or multi cystic. Infectious: pyelonephritis, abscess. Hydronephrosis. Stone disease: solitary, multiple or nephrolcalcinosis. Nephrotic syndrome. Glomerulonephritis various types. Kidney malignancies/cancers, wilms in kids, adenocarcinoma, transitional cell cancer etc. Benign tumors: oncocytoma, hamartoma (tuberous sclerosis}, renal artery stenosis. Trauma: rupture etc. ...Read more

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


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more