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Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat?

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@kamama94 My nephrologist tells me my remaining kidney is doing fine, although it is stage 3. Asked about dietary recommendations, but was told not to worry since I seem to be doing okay. However, I do have concerns with regard to my diet. Pardon my ignorance, but what is "Na," and are we talking about vitamin K and phosphorus?

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Nice to meet you! Sorry about the abbreviations. Na=sodium, K=potassium, P=phosphorus. Glad you're doing well!

@kamama94 phosphorus and potassium are damaging to kidneys in large amounts, so they are monitored and suggested levels given to patients with kidney issues. You might want to ask your nephrologist (or your primary care physician) for a referral to a nutritionist knowledgeable in kidney issues. You may be doing okay, but you don't know how or why you are doing okay. In my opinion, "just ok is not good enough" and if I can do more to make things better I want to know about it. Blessings to you.