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What do you suggest for someone with kidney disease?

My kidneys have failed, and i'm on dialysis daily. i need a balanced diet for that. my doctor tells me to avoid phosphorous and potassium. i also have crohn's disease. can you suggest the best foods for me?

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3 years ago

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Specific dietary recommendations are made according to stage of kidney disease and type of dialysis. There are Dietitians who specialize in this area, as it is a very complex disease when it comes to nutrition. In general those with kidney issues are told to limit fluids, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium. In addition, protein needs to be monitored and it is important to make sure you are getting enough calories. Your dialysis nurse should have given some guidelines and I would highly recommend speaking with an RD in your area that is specialized in nutritional therapy for kidney disease. Being that many of the foods one puts into a NutriBlast contain potassium, phosphorus and liquid, I would hold off for the time being until you can sit down with someone who can help plan an appropriate diet for your specific stage and type of dialysis. There are just too many unknowns that prevent me from providing an exact answer so I want to err on the side of caution. Best of luck! To find an RD that specializes in this area, check this link here:http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/

3 years ago

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I'm on dialysis for more than 2years, I use low potassium fruits and veggies on my nutriblasts, I was told before not to eat foods high in potassium and phosphorus but I eat everything I just don't eat much, I sometimes eat banana orange spinach but in moderate amount and potassium level does not go up. Our body need potassium and phosphorus also.i suggest use strawberries blueberries broccoli cucumber in your nutriblast. And of course ask also your dietician, God bless

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