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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance. ...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 foods are recommended for patients with kidney failure?

What foods are recommended for patients with kidney failure?

Food n renal failure: What are foods recommended for renal failure. Depends on stage and degrees of impaired function. So ask your own team. In general you want low protein, low sodium, possibly low K content. ...Read more

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What kind of food can I make for my friend who has diabetes and kidney failure?

What kind of food can I make for my friend who has diabetes and kidney failure?

Hard to tell,: The stages of kidney disease are i, ii, iii, iv, and v. Failure is a vague word if he is on dialysis is different than if he is not. Diet recommendation will vary according to stage of disease. ...Read more

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What are some good foods for someone undergoing kidney failure and with diabetes?

What are some good foods for someone undergoing kidney failure and with diabetes?

Control diabetes: First diabetes diet is very important. Then low salt to control BP and potential swelling. If kidney failure is not mild then animal protein and dairy product restriction is important. After dialysis starts then can push animal protein for better nutrition but not before dialysis. In other words, restriction is the main recommendation, no good food to recommend but good dietary regimen/restriction. ...Read more

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Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure ..? Give example..? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure ..? Give example..? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Low phosphorous: Phosphorous is present in milk, cheese, nuts, meats and other foods. Limiting the amount of phosphorous eaten and taking binders, pills that stick to phosphorous in the gut preventing absorption, is of vital importance for a dialysis patient. High levels of phosphorous are associated with itching, red eyes and over the long term vascular injury by being stuck into the walls of arteries. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat stevia if you've had a kidney failure?

Is it safe to eat stevia if you've had a kidney failure?

Should be ok: I am not aware of any problems with stevia in kidney failure. However supplements are not well regulated and thus good studies will not have been conducted. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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Nausea and vomiting mostly in morning,sleep a lot,can't eat much,only drink pedialyte,very weak,every muscle aches. kidney failure? still urinating.

Nausea and vomiting mostly in morning,sleep a lot,can't eat much,only drink pedialyte,very weak,every muscle aches. kidney failure? still urinating.

Possibly: The symptoms of nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, and fatigue are common in patients with renal failure. Without knowing the full medical history it is difficult to given a full differential diagnosis. Many patients do still make urine when they have early renal failure. Recommend seeing your PCP for blood chemistry and urinalysis. ...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

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more