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Doctor insights on: Potassium Foods To Avoid With Kidney Failure

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What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

Diet in CRF: Great question. There are many and I would ask that you go to either http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/top-15-healthy-foods-for-people-with-kidney-disease/e/5347 or https://www.kidney.org/nutrition. I would recommend you talk to your doctor about all of this. There are foods that you should avoid and these resources will tell you what they are. ...Read more

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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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Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?

Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?

Yes and no: It's important for everybody, including people with chf, to avoid bad fats (animal fats, trans-fats), refined sugar, and simple carbs. A balanced diet includes mono and poly-unsaturated fats, complex carbs and starches and protein, all in moderation. Folks with CHF should avoid salt which promotes fluid retention and htn, and should aim for normal body weight. ...Read more

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Can someone with kidney failure drink orange juice? Are should they stay away from potassium?

Can someone with kidney failure drink orange juice? Are should they stay away from potassium?

For high potassium: Potassium is likely to be high in advanced chronic kidney disease. Potassium can also be high in certain other conditions. Potassium restricted diet is indicated whenever potassium is found to be high. Orange juice is high in potassium and so to be avoided as part of potassium restricted diet. You may check with your doctor and/ or dietitian for specific guidance. ...Read more

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Can you eat nuts with kidney stones?

Can you eat nuts with kidney stones?

Yes but...: If you form oxalate stones then nuts are one of the foods that you may be advised to avoid. ...Read more

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Will high oxalate intake lead to kidney stones?

Will high oxalate intake lead to kidney stones?

^Na, malabsorption,: A high sodium, or na intake, and hypercalcemia, a malabsorption syndrome(s) where calcium is bound in the intestinal tract, and high uric acid in blood and urine all help form stones, specifically calcium oxalate stones. They cause a high concentration of calcium and/or oxalate in the urine and make formation of stones more likely. High oxalate may do it, but not likely if above are abscent. ...Read more

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What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys?Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet

What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys?Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet

Oxalate: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more

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What foods should kidney stone patients avoid? Why?

What foods should kidney stone patients avoid?  Why?

Diet changes: There are several types of kidney stones. Each has its own dietary recommendations. Stones can be of uric acid, calcium oxalate or even infectious stones. Please consult further in health tap for your personalized review. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can heart failure or low cardiac output be associated with protein deficiency and how to best recover? Bnp=300 & protein 5.8g/dl

Can heart failure or low cardiac output be associated with protein deficiency and how to best recover? Bnp=300 & protein 5.8g/dl

Heart failure : Right sided hf can lead to swelling of intestines and then poor nutrient absorption. This can go along with abdominal bloating. If this is happening or if you have difficulty breathing with exercise, you need more water taken off. I like to use (lots of) Aldactone (spironolactone) for this. Also check to see if you are losing protein in your urine. ...Read more

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Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

High fat: Avoid drinks with high fat content such as dairy, like milk or shakes. Would also avoid extremely sweet drinks which can raise your triglycerides, a form of bad cholesterol. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can adding baking soda to renal failure patients help?

Can adding baking soda to renal failure patients help?

Yes: Correcting acidosis with sodium bicarbonate has been shown to slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease. Please consult your kidney doctor regarding the appropriate dosage. ...Read more

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Creatinine 1.6 with one kidney functioning. What all to eat drink etc?

Creatinine 1.6 with one kidney functioning.  What all to eat drink etc?

Choices matter: You are making a good decision to choose your lifestyle. Since you already have moderate kidney disease, protecting the remaining is important. Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet, avoiding tobacco and nsaids together with controlled blood pressure and blood sugar will protect your remaining kidney function. Fluid intake in general water if your thirsty, don't "push" fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): One can still adhere to fluid restrictions. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will allow stool to be less dessicated this softer and easier to expel. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much "meal replacement" products such as Soylent or Ensure cause kidney stones?

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Can drinking too much "meal replacement" products such as Soylent or Ensure cause kidney stones?

Probably not, but...: The key cause for kidney stones is its related genetic factor, which could not be measured. If dietary supplements may contribute to urinary stone formation, the answer is yes or no; for those with high genetic factor, it may; otherwise, no. Remember, always consume in moderation. For better health, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html & those in other categories. ...Read more

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Do eggs lead to kidney stone formation or worsen an already existing condition of kidney stone? What foods apart from salt should be avoided?

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Do eggs lead to kidney stone formation or worsen an already existing condition of kidney stone? What foods apart from salt should be avoided?

Here are some ...: Consuming eggs has been not known to have any negative impact onto urinary stone formation. Most patients with recurrent kidney stones are caused by genetic factors leading to poor urine dis-solubility, namely, low stone inhibiting activities, although some less than 15% of cases may re related with RTA, overactive parathyroid, medullary sponge kidneys, etc. So, ask Doc for more detail... ...Read more

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What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

Caffeine, alcohol: Some people - but not all - with arrhythmias are sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Other common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, sugar, sleep apnea, and chocolate. For people with known triggers, avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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Will water therapy lead to kidney failure?

Will water therapy lead to kidney failure?

No: If by water therapy you mean excercise in the swimming pool, there is no risk for renal failure. As a matter of fact, this kind of therapy helps to increase urine output and decreases edema in patients who have leg swelling. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Renal failure: Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters. Please go to this link to answer your question: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/kidney_failure/page2.Htm#what_causes_kidney_failure. ...Read more

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What are the foods to avoid with excessive uric acid?

What are the foods to avoid with excessive uric acid?

Alcohol, meat: Alcohol, red meat, organ meats, turkey, shellfish, and drinks with high fructose corn syrup. Some vegetables may be high in uric acid too, but vegetarians tend to do better with gout so i wouldn't avoid them. ...Read more

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Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more

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