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Is there food I can eat to get my kidneys working again?

Is there food I can eat to get my kidneys working again?

No: No, but certain diets are less likely to hurt the kidneys. In diabetics with poor sugar control are more likely to have renal progression to dialysis than those with good sugar control. So, i highly recommend adhering to an ada diet. ...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


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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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What could cause potassium deficiency. I eat healthy food but level is 3.0. I have to eat 6 bananas a day to get it to 3.6. Any kidney/health problems?

What could cause potassium deficiency. I eat healthy food but level is 3.0. I have to eat 6 bananas a day to get it to 3.6. Any kidney/health problems?

Potassium: Potassium deficiency is caused by HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) diuretic, which you take. If you have aldosterone excess, you will be potassium deficient also. Ask your doctor to check serum aldosterone level. HCT is promoting potassium loss. Low potassium causes muscle weakness and cramps and cardiac rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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There is 5.2mm stone in my kidney. How i can remove this .. Which medicine i take for this .. Which food i can eat and donot eat?

There is 5.2mm stone in my kidney.    How i can remove this ..   Which medicine i take for this ..   Which food i can eat and donot eat?

Kidney stone: This size kidney stone can shrink or it can grow. To get this to shrink, you must follow a very careful diet and fluid plan. Essential components are: drink 4 liters per day; drink at least one quart of strong lemonade per day; eat very little salt; minimize animal protein; add 4 servings of tropical fruit per day; avoid tea, chocolate, spinach, kale, okra, rhubarb (all rich in oxalate). ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones ?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones ?

Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read more

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Food that i can't eat after kidney transplant?

Food that i can't eat after kidney transplant?

Grapefruit: You can eat almost anything after a solid organ transplant except grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can alter absorption and metabolism of the primary immunosuppression medications. ...Read more

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What are some foods that I can eat while on vacation as a diabetic with kidney problems?

What are some foods that I can eat while on vacation as a diabetic with kidney problems?

Diabetic eating: Vacation should not stop you from eating properly as you would if not on vacation. Always eat vegetables, fruit, lean meat, and salads. ...Read more

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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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Nutrition (Definition)

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