The last time i was at the doctor for one of my constant kidney problems. She suggested me drinking only water and going on a low sodium low protien diet? I dont want to go to a dietician, is anyone else on this diet? How much of each can i have a day?
What other things can i do to help my kidneys? Like what else can really harm them?
I am 22 and have always had health problems but im trying to work them out it seems food is the enemy in all my problems.
Doctor Suggested Low Sodium, Low Protein Diet - Kidney Problems
My daughter is 18 and has had a year of kidney problems. She was told she has the beginning of kidney disease. Her nephrologist also put her on a low sodium, low protein diet. He said think of meat as a garnish and eat 7 - 9 fruits and vegetables per day, plus drinking 100 oz of water a day. She is also on a diuredtic and potassium citrate, not potassium idode. Fruit/vege servings are 1/2 cup.
I have heard of a renal nutritionist that I'm going to look into. The diet he gave her was the DASH diet, but I think it has too much meat in it. I also need to know what is the minimum sodium amount so she doesn't lose electrolytes and get weak from lack of protein.
I have been diagnosed with stage 3 CKD, and my doctor also recommended the DASH diet. It really works, I feel much better; it isn't easy but the Mayo Clinic site has lots of recipes and with diligence, I have adapted to it. You may find that everyone in the family will benefit from it!