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Can you help with a renal diet?

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2 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

There are certain considerations for kidney health, however this should be discussed with your Dr. or a personal RD so that he/she can tailor your diet to fit your specific needs.

Specific dietary recommendations are made according to stage of kidney disease and if on 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. Dr. 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 recommend siting down with someone who can help plan an appropriate diet for your specific kidney condition. There are just too many unknowns that prevent me from providing an exact answer. To find an RD that specializes in this area, check this link here:
http://www.eatright.org/find-an-expert

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I am aware I need a Renal Dietician in my area. I was hoping you had one to recommend. The last time I saw one was in 2005 . And there are now some changes going on that I need help with . I also have a new nephrologist - mine retired after being my Dr. for 15 years. Feeling a little lost right now.
I fo have a question , I hope you can answer - I am allergic to Cashew nuts - what nut would I substitute - walnuts, almonds or brazil ?
Thank you for your help.

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