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Doctor insights on: The Atkins Diet And Kidney Failure

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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What type of diet for kidney failure?

What type of diet for kidney failure?

Many considerations: If you are on dialysis or heading for a transplant, you will have a renal dietician to help. Most people in renal failure will restrict salt, protein, phosphate, and potassium. Fluids will be limited also. Because ingredients like phosphorus and potassium are in virtually everything, your dietician will be a huge help. More frequent dialysis (as in home dialysis) allows more dietary flexibility. ...Read more

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Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berries, pastas, rice, beans cereals. What's more food can be leached to remove potassium this applies primarily to fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.

Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.

See below: It would require an in-person evaluation to determine the need, if any, for treating your elevated uric acid level. Please consult these links for information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/definition/sym-20050607 http://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/ACR%20Guidelines%20for%20Management%20of%20Gout_Part%201.pdf ...Read more

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Which kind of diet to follow for high cholesterol and gout?

Which kind of diet to follow for high cholesterol and gout?

More vegetarian: Gout is caused by an increase in uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product of protein metabolism. There is a list of foods to avoid to help prevent a gouty attack. Unfortunately everything is on the list. My recommendation is to eat everything you are eating , but eat one half the amount of the bad foods and substitute more vegetables, fruits, nuts into your diet. ...Read more

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I have end-stage kidney failure but I'm not on dialysis. I follow a special renal diet and I'm a vegetarian. What are good sources of protein for someone like me who must also limit phosphorus and potassium?

I have end-stage kidney failure but I'm not on dialysis. I follow a special renal diet and I'm a vegetarian. What are good sources of protein for someone like me who must also limit phosphorus and potassium?

The answer depends on what type of vegetarian you are: It also depends on your level of kidney function and how restrictive you need to be with protein, phosphorus and potassium. A proper renal diet is an essential part of any treatment plan for chronic kidney disease. Although a renal diet limits protein, you still need to eat some high-quality protein every day. Being a vegetarian doesn't mean missing out on quality protein. There are plenty of good plant sources of proteins. However, a vegetarian renal diet requires a tailored meal plan from a registered dietitian because vegetarian sources of protein also contain varying amounts of potassium and phosphorus. Your dietitian can help you choose the right foods in the right amounts. Your kidneys are responsible for preventing too much potassium and phosphorus from building up in your blood. So it's important to have the right amount of potassium and phosphorus in your diet to avoid overwhelming your kidneys' ability to maintain healthy levels. Here's some basic information on: Protein. , Phosphorus. , Potassium. , Sodium. . Your meal plan should also include guidelines for other food groups, such as grains, fats and sweets. A meal plan from a registered dietitian will help you meet your needs for calories and other important nutrients. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

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T1 diabetic, kidneys leaking 1000 mg of protein. Is this full failure or K. disease that can be fixed with Ramipril and good control of blood sugar?

T1 diabetic, kidneys leaking 1000 mg of protein. Is this full failure or K. disease that can be fixed with Ramipril and good control of blood sugar?

Focus on sugar: Uncontrolled blood sugar is the most common reason to develop chronic kidney failure. A young person without other medical issues except diabetes will win the battle of frank kidney failure he/she focuses on getting that sugar adequately controlled asap ...Read more

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Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance. ...Read more

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Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Yes: High protein diet in a healthy person sould not matter much, although i still would not recommend it. In people with kidney problems, meat intake should be limited to 0.8 g per kg body weight per day. Overall, a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant-based foods is much healthier than high meat intake. Eat water-filled foods, not fat-filled foods! ...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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How can the excretion of digoxin work in a patient with kidney failure?

How can the excretion of digoxin work in a patient with kidney failure?

16%: 16 % of digoxin is metabolized by the liver. In complete renal failure, not on dialysis, the dose is given every 3-4 days. Dose is adjusted by measured levels. ...Read more

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Which high protein diet to lost weight fastis considered the best?

See details: The way to lose weight is to exercise and maintain a low carbohydrate diet. Any high protein, low carb diet would help you achieve those goals. ...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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How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

Not long: This is a tragic combination! Sepsis can be fatal in a matter of hours if untreated . Complete renal failure without the intervention of dialysis would be fatal within a few days at best. ...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


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove ...Read more