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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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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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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can you please list structural and functional changes that occur in chronic kidney disease?

Can you please list structural and functional changes that occur in chronic kidney disease?

CKD: The glomeruli of the kidney is the filter of the kidney. If it gets damaged either by infection, autoinmune disease, obstruction, diabetes, high blood pressure, it will be destroyed by scarring and all the impurities that are normally filtered are retained by the body causing fluid retention and damage to other organs. ...Read more

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Does kidney disease specifically minimal change disease have any connection with allergies?

A possible trigger: The cause of minimal change disease is not fully known but it is believed to be an immune disorder in which t cells release a cytokine that damages the epithelial foot processes of the glomeruli. This leads to a leakage of Albumin by the kidney. Certain events such as a viral infection, an allergic reaction, a bee sting, or an immunization may trigger an attack of mcd. ...Read more

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On 5mg. percocet for my polycystic kidney disease &works great. New dr.wants to change to Vicodin but current plan is fine. What do I tell new dr.?

On 5mg. percocet for my polycystic kidney disease &works great. New dr.wants to change to Vicodin but current plan is fine. What do I tell new dr.?

Ask, don't tell: I sense how worried you are that if it doesn't work as well, you'll suffer. But long term use of percocet can damage your liver and that is serious. Ask for help to feel confident about the new strategy and see if they agree to a trial evaluation only. Here's info on PKD: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycystic-kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20028831 Be diplomatic and ask ?s ...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