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

Posted by carnes @carnes, Jun 11, 2018

It seems there is very little you can eat that is healthy for the Kidneys. The web site Davida has plenty of food on it but contradicts what other sources say. Anyone know anything for breakfast, lunch and dinner that does not have any sugar or flour bodies the obvious boring or bland foods good for Kidneys and I’m allergic to sugar of any kind of sweetener and flour. Thank you.

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Thanks for your input. Talking to the doc on Tuesday. I’ve always treated like they were more important than my heart. Lol! Testing over the past with contrast I always made sure that I drank water with lemon. Thanks again.

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I don’t know what those symptoms would be but I do know and learned from a surgeon that the ureters can be painful if they spasm. I halve always worried that the left one ureter is backing up and regurgitating back up. I’m currently dealing with abdominal adhesions and through a thyroid storm with my hoshimotos. I guess im pretty fortunate with the heart issue since both older and younger brother have had triple and quadruple by passes. I get Arrhythmias when my thyroid is hyperactive. All at one time. Gee wiz.

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Have you tried smoothies. I know nothing but a younger resident is waiting for a kidney transplant. I’m knew at this one. Smoothies with pea protein powder is the only solution I would suggest. That might be helpful a little. I’m a little ignorant with this disease. Hope that you find a solution. I’m 74/.

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@kamama94

@mfratt, hi! LOL, as someone with late stage CKD and close monitoring of gfr, sometimes I feel like grr!

Seriously, though, a lesion isn't always cancer but without knowing more, I have no answers except (if you haven't already) find a nephrologist and/or medical professional who can tell you more about what the lesion is and what it means and monitor your kidney function.

Was the specific gravity high or low? That can indicate dilute urine or dehydration, depending on the value.

It helped me rest my remaining kidney by following a renal health meal plan, plant based with no meat. Please don't consider this medical advice, it's just what I did to delay dialysis and, once I did have to go on dialysis, to suspend it after 6 months. Just my own experience here.

Good luck finding answers and welcome to Mayo support!

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Hello @mfratt,

@kamama94 has offered some good suggestions!

I'm just wondering, are you currently working with a nephrologist? Have you been offered an eating plan recommended for people with a kidney disorder?

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Seems everything I eat is bad for kidneys

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mfratt,

@kamama94 has offered some good suggestions!

I'm just wondering, are you currently working with a nephrologist? Have you been offered an eating plan recommended for people with a kidney disorder?

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No, but c a nephrologist

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@mfratt

Thanks for your input. Talking to the doc on Tuesday. I’ve always treated like they were more important than my heart. Lol! Testing over the past with contrast I always made sure that I drank water with lemon. Thanks again.

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Why water with lemon

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Never seen one yet.

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I've been in Stage V for 9 years but have managed to avoid dialysis so far and no transplant either. One thing I've found helpful is to be very scrupulous about looking up nutrition data over and over again until you start to get a feel for what's what. Then my secret weapon is portion control. When you know something is bad for you but you love that food, occasionally have a bite or two but stop after that. When I out for dinner and my wife orders a hamburger, I order a salad or just a couple vegetable side dishes. But, I allow myself to take a bite of her hamburger, and then stop. When she has french fries take 3 or 4 of the and then stop. Eat those bites slowly and really pay attention to savor the taste, but stop, no matter how much you want to keep eating. Works when you eat with someone else who wants to help because you can't really eat too much of their hamburger anyway! I'm not a big fan of Davita. You can do better figuring it out for yourself.

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@m1rmiller

I've been in Stage V for 9 years but have managed to avoid dialysis so far and no transplant either. One thing I've found helpful is to be very scrupulous about looking up nutrition data over and over again until you start to get a feel for what's what. Then my secret weapon is portion control. When you know something is bad for you but you love that food, occasionally have a bite or two but stop after that. When I out for dinner and my wife orders a hamburger, I order a salad or just a couple vegetable side dishes. But, I allow myself to take a bite of her hamburger, and then stop. When she has french fries take 3 or 4 of the and then stop. Eat those bites slowly and really pay attention to savor the taste, but stop, no matter how much you want to keep eating. Works when you eat with someone else who wants to help because you can't really eat too much of their hamburger anyway! I'm not a big fan of Davita. You can do better figuring it out for yourself.

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@m1miller Congrats on being so diligent. I am stage 4 myself, and follow your guidelines as you laid out. The one thing I really miss, and would not be able to "just have a sip", is fresh orange juice! I get a slice of banana if my husband has cereal and banana.
Ginger

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mfratt,

@kamama94 has offered some good suggestions!

I'm just wondering, are you currently working with a nephrologist? Have you been offered an eating plan recommended for people with a kidney disorder?

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Good news from doc about leison on ct scan. It wasn’t on the other prior so not to worry.

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Instead of sugar have you heard of agave nectar. It’s natural sweetener at health food store.

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