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What Not To Eat With Kidney Disease
Medullary sponge kidney is a risk factor for kidney stone formation. There may be certain chemical abnormalities in the urine which allow formation of kidney stones.Your doctor
can run certain tests on the basis of which suggest changes in fluid intake, diet and maybe some medications to prevent stones from forming. ...Read more
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
Consistency: Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaids, if diabetic manage it well, and like everyone it helps to have a little bit of good luck too. Get a nephrologist (kidney doctor) who will look for ways to slow/prevent loss of kidney function, and if needed prepare for end stage kidney disease. ...Read more
Should someone with kidney disease limit eating meat since kidneys work harder when consume too much of it? What to eat?
Talk 2 ur kidney doc: Most americans eat way more protein than necessary. 3-4oz of protein is no more than your fist or a deck of cards. You don't need 16-24oz steak each night. But your protein limitation also depends upon your kidney's level of (dys)function. Check out http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/dietary-protein-and-chronic-kidney-disease/e/5302 for more detailed info. ...Read more
Diet: That is a great question and depends on the degree of kidney disease. For example those with less than 30% function should restrict salt, fluid, potassium and phosphorous. Others have different requirements. I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website www. Kidney. Org. Its a great resource. ProRenal multivitamins are also great for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more
What kind of food can I eat if I have Polycystic kidney disease and Cyst on the Pancrea? And I previously had a Pancreatitis with a lipase of 16, 000.
How long can I live having polycystic kidney disease knowing that my GFR is normal but my microalbuminurea in Blood is elevated!!! can I eat proteins?
Polycystic kidney: Only 50 percent of persons with polycystic kidney disease progress to kidney failure. Diet is hugely important. Eat only 30 grams of animal protein per day. Make 90% of your diet fruit and vegetables and grain. Avoid saturated fat and cholesterol. Control blood pressure to 125/75-80. Don't smoke. Keep weigh ideal. ...Read more
I have calcium oxalate stones in my two kidneys and I have pkd, autosomal recessive kidney disease, please advice what type of food I should eat!
Oxalate stones: Studies show high intake of lemon citrate is essential. High intake of magnesium and potassium is essential. Low intake of salt and animal protein is essential. Take 5 teaspoons of ReaLemon extract per day. Eat tropical fruits such as mango, melons, kiwi, tomato. Drink 3-4 quarts fluid per day. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal (kidney) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype. ...Read more
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease. ...Read more
Kidney disease: You can reverse some types of kidney disease. The most common is due to drug toxicity and the most common drug that causes acute kidney disease are drugs of the advil (ibuprofen) class. Once you stop the offending drug, the kidney function returns. Other causes of reversible kidney disease are obstruction caught early enough. Causes can be prostatic obstruction or obstruction of the ureters. ...Read more
Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more
Yes: Exercise has a profound impact on health and well-being. Regardless of your health and fitness status, it is possible for you to improve your overall well being and health with regular exercise. As the blood is circulated by exercise, toxins and other waste products are eliminated more efficiently and metabolic functions improve. This allows essential nutrients to be transported more efficiently. ...Read more
Go to see doctor for reporting and evaluating why you feel scared of kidney disease, which can be assessed and verified with good history, physicals, urine and blood tests, etc. If indeed kidney disease does exist, doctor will guide you how to slow down the process of kidney disease.
Meanwhile, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit anyone immensely.
Best. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. Chronic kidney disease may have no symptoms and can only be determined by laboratory testing. Other types may range from minor symptoms to major illnesses, and need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist, often along with other health care providers. ...Read more
Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease. Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests. ...Read more
Stage 1 is normal and stage 5 is generally dialysis dependent. The stages are defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr) with cut points as follows:
stage 1 >90ml/min
stage 2 > 60 ml/min
stage 3 > 30 ml/min
stage 4 > 15 ml/min
stage 5 < 15 ml/min
the egfr is obtained by either the cockroft gault or the mdrd method. ...Read more
Following: Cystic disease: polycystic or multi cystic. Infectious: pyelonephritis, abscess. Hydronephrosis. Stone disease: solitary, multiple or nephrolcalcinosis. Nephrotic syndrome. Glomerulonephritis various types. Kidney malignancies/cancers, wilms in kids, adenocarcinoma, transitional cell cancer etc. Benign tumors: oncocytoma, hamartoma (tuberous sclerosis}, renal artery stenosis. Trauma: rupture etc. ...Read more
May not notice: Especially early on, you may not notice anything, and the cause will impact what you see or feel. Common symptoms once advanced can be fatigue, confusion, nausea, itching. Can also see blood in the urine or dark urine, or decreased amount of urine. With significant renal failure, most people feel awful overall! ...Read more