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Natural Vegetarian Diet For Dialysis Patient
Consider raw vegan!: I do not normally advocate a raw vegan diet, as it is somewhat extreme & hard to follow, but it might be worth a try based on the exciting work of gabriel cousins md, author of there is a cure for diabetes. See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=-o6gh6qbpfw if you try this for a month or so and get good results you can probably transition to a less extreme diet over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Low glycemic foods: As with all foods, your focus should be on low glycemic index foods, that is foods that do not raise your blood sugar quickly. A vegetarian, or a diet such as the mediterranean diet can be very helpful to diabetes, but you should work with your primary care provider and a nutritionist to make sure that you are addressing your individual needs. ...Read more
See the nutritionist: People on dialysis do have some dietary considerations, although you will have more freedom in your diet if you are on frequent home dialyis! But as a rule, you must watch salt and potassium intake. Phosphorus is often limited in the diet, which can be tricky because it is in so many foods. Many dialysis patients will take a phosphate binder. Do talk with your kidney center dietician! LGromkoMD ...Read more
Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 80 gram protein diet. If they are diabetic, they may be on a 1800-2200 calorie ADA diet, as another restriction. Speak to the dietitian at the patient's dialysis center for more specific information. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?
Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more
Lemon and dialysis: Lemon juice has potassium (k). Elevated k levels are common in dialysis patients due to their kidneys not being able to eliminate k. Ask the patient's renal dietician (d) your question. The d will know the patient's k level and residual renal function. The d will be able to tell you how much, and if you should, give lemons to the patient in question. ...Read more
My mother has small white spots on her hand that don't itch. Is this diet related? She's a dialysis patient who is anemic.
Don't do it.: 20kg (44 pounds) of weight is way too much to lose in one month. Healthy weight loss is generally achieved at a rate of one to two pounds weekly, which would equal up to eight pounds monthly (less than 4kg monthly). Be patient and be successful and healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily : What's effective for weight loss is the proportion of complex carbohydrates to protein to healthy fat. If someone is vegetarian but consumes a lot of processed starch and sugar they will have a hard time losing weight. As a vegetarian it's very important to take into correct amount of protein since a lot if protein is mixed with starch. I have many vegetarian patients are obese and go on a diet. ...Read more
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