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What Protein Shakes Are Okay For Kidney Transplant Patients
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely to be OK: Plant proteins such as hemp spare kidney function in rats with a genetic predisposition to renal disease. Hemp protein contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids along with all of the essential amino acids. It is high in arginine which supports kidney function. However, there are potential side effects to be aware of so always check with your doctor before adding this or anything new to your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whey protein: Whey protein is good for you but please do not rely on it as a way of replacing a good diet. The shakes can supplement the other protein, fat, and carbs you eat. Please check out the product to see if the whey comes from grass fed/free range cattle or penned up cattle w/antibiotics. Avoid the latter. Peace and good health. ...Read more
More info: I would have to know what exact allergy you are concerned about to give you specific options. There are lots of foods that are high in protein including Greek yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, turkey, meat, seafood, lentils, beans, peanut butter/nuts, and tofu. Depending on your allergy I'm sure you could find a food on this list that you can tolerate. ...Read more
Should COPD patients eat low/ high protein, carbs, fat diets? And why for each ? Also, what nutrients are beneficial to them? Thanks dr.!
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My father , 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high , potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?
Follow MD advice: Every case is different, so it would be impossible to say specifically what is best for your dad. However, it is extremely important that he follow the advice given him by his doctor, especially regarding dietary & fluid restrictions, medications prescribed, exercise as tolerated, and smoking cessation if applicable. Many patients are able to avoid dialysis for years by doing this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney transplant 5months ago. Is it safe to use whey protein suplements? And testostorone supplements? To build muscle .My blood results are fine.
What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?
Hi is whey protein isolate bad for liver or kidneys I have no problems with them ! is whey protein isolate bad for me in anyway ?
Limit carbohydrates: When losing weight, maintain the amount of protein in your diet to about 45-50 grams daily, and decrease carb, especially refined grains and sugar, to limit muscle loss and increase fat loss. An overview for vegetarians is on the usda website at http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/food-groups/downloads/tentips/dgtipsheet8healthyeatingforvegetarians.Pdf. ...Read more
Juice and CKD: Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels. Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K. ...Read more
You're fine: It's a good cheap source of protein especially if you're trying for the 1 gram/pound of body weight sought by bodybuilders. People with limited kidney function often benefit from protein restriction, but it's silly to generalize this to everyone. Groups of people living entirely on meat, for example the old gauchos of the pampas, seem to have no extra trouble with kidney disease. ...Read more
Whey Proteins: Most important - look at phosphorous and potassium content and talk to your dietician before you start anything. Products that I have seen suggested are now foods whey protein and body fortress whey protein. But check everything out thoroughly before starting including checking with your doctor. ...Read more
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...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
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