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.

@reale

I was told several years ago my kidneys are not filtering,they didnt tell me why, but I do have blood pressure issues, my GFR TWO WKS. AGO WAS 36 %

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Dumping protein out

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@reale

I was told several years ago my kidneys are not filtering,they didnt tell me why, but I do have blood pressure issues, my GFR TWO WKS. AGO WAS 36 %

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@reale Yes, uncontrolled blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney issues, along with diabetes. Are you under the care of a nephrologist for your kidney issues? I take two different blood pressure meds to help control that, to ease the burden on my kidneys.

I will be interested to know what your drs may say the cause of your kidney disease is!
Ginger

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@gingerw

@reale Yes, uncontrolled blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney issues, along with diabetes. Are you under the care of a nephrologist for your kidney issues? I take two different blood pressure meds to help control that, to ease the burden on my kidneys.

I will be interested to know what your drs may say the cause of your kidney disease is!
Ginger

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I also was on two diff. Blood pressure meds. Took me of one and said Lisinopril slows blood flow to kidneys, do not no what DRS stands for

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@reale

I also was on two diff. Blood pressure meds. Took me of one and said Lisinopril slows blood flow to kidneys, do not no what DRS stands for

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@reale DRS is abbreviated for doctors, sorry. Increasing your exercise, watching what you eat, try for less stress/ good rest all can help for your kidney disease, too.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@reale DRS is abbreviated for doctors, sorry. Increasing your exercise, watching what you eat, try for less stress/ good rest all can help for your kidney disease, too.
Ginger

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Thank you, I do play pickleball 3 to 4 times a wk. Not sure what I can eat yet chicken and rice cakes and watermelon for snacks,all they told me was I had to much calcium. And thank you for taking time

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@gingerw

@luftmensh1 Stages of kidney disease are based on a person's eGFR [estimated glomerular filtration rate]. This level is part of bloodwork done in renal panels. Take a look at you lab report, or get a copy of it, to look it up. Here is a resource to help you understand the ranges for each stage. https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/tv7177

Do you know what the cause of your kidney disease is? For some people, it might be from high blood pressure, or diabetes, or a congenital condition. It is important to understand the underlying causes, and have appropriate treatment.
Ginger

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Thank you. I found your reply in my spam file again. All of my Mayo connect posts for about the past week were in my spam file.

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@luftmensh1

Thank you. I found your reply in my spam file again. All of my Mayo connect posts for about the past week were in my spam file.

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@luftmensh1, You may want to take a look at this discussion and have your email program setup to move all of your incoming Connect emails into one folder. A lot of us have had the same problem you are having with email notifications and setting up a email filter was the answer to fix it. Hope this helps!

[Tip] Filter your Connect emails into a folder: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-filter-your-connect-emails-into-a-folder-1/

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Been trying to look up how much phosphorus and sodium, potassium should you have each day

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@reale

Been trying to look up how much phosphorus and sodium, potassium should you have each day

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There are figures for required minimums and that sort of thing, but my experience is that everyone is different and processes food in their own way and with their own level of efficiency. EGFR is an estimate of your kidneys efficiency. not an absolute, although it may be the best we have. Nine years of dealing with my ESRD has lead me to say that it's a trial and error process. Make changes in your diet, see what your labs say and then make revisions based on your labs.

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@reale

Been trying to look up how much phosphorus and sodium, potassium should you have each day

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@reale I asked our moderator to move your discussion to an existing one https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/3rd-stage-kidney-disease/ so you could see what others have already spoken about .

Diet and kidney disease play an important part together! As you know, each person is different. There are many guidelines available to look at, including ones from American Kidney Foundation at their "kidney kitchen section" https://kitchen.kidneyfund.org/resources/guides-and-resources/ Be sure you are checking in with your drs about your kidney function.

I hope this helps you.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@reale I asked our moderator to move your discussion to an existing one https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/3rd-stage-kidney-disease/ so you could see what others have already spoken about .

Diet and kidney disease play an important part together! As you know, each person is different. There are many guidelines available to look at, including ones from American Kidney Foundation at their "kidney kitchen section" https://kitchen.kidneyfund.org/resources/guides-and-resources/ Be sure you are checking in with your drs about your kidney function.

I hope this helps you.
Ginger

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Yes thank you

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@m1rmiller

There are figures for required minimums and that sort of thing, but my experience is that everyone is different and processes food in their own way and with their own level of efficiency. EGFR is an estimate of your kidneys efficiency. not an absolute, although it may be the best we have. Nine years of dealing with my ESRD has lead me to say that it's a trial and error process. Make changes in your diet, see what your labs say and then make revisions based on your labs.

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Thank you

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