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Dec 13, 2017 · Confused About Diet for Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Kidney & Bladder

Thanks again. I’m following your advice and asking my doctor for a referral to a dietician who specializes in CKD.

Dec 13, 2017 · Confused About Diet for Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Kidney & Bladder

Thank you, Martin, for sharing with me. The reason bread is so important to me is because I have an egg-white sandwich everyday for lunch. Although the packaging says “Low-Sodium,” the content is listed as 0mg. I have high blood pressure, so finding something for lunch has always been a problem. For the past year, I’ve been eating a sandwich and have really done well with it, so I hate to give it up. I have 2 pieces every day. The ingredients are listed as Organic Sprouted 100% Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Spouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Fresh Yeast, Organic Wheat Gluten. On my next doctor visit, I am going to discuss nutrition counseling. Thanks again for your input. It’s been very valuable.

Dec 13, 2017 · Confused About Diet for Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Kidney & Bladder

Thank you for your quick response. To give you more information, I’m 69 years old. As for medical conditions in addition to CKD, I have high blood pressure. It is completely under control with medication and diet (I keep my limit at 1500mg per day and usually reach around 1000mg). Through diet and exercise, I have lost 100 pounds, so I’m very familiar with foods and their positives and negatives. My original doctor, who retired in May, neglected to tell me I had CKD for 4 years. I only discovered it when my new doctor mentioned it in a review, as though I was aware. At that time, I asked her what I needed to change, if anything, and if my diet needed to be adjusted. She said nothing needed to be changed. She also said that because I’ve been stable for 4 years, she didn’t think it necessary to send me to a nephrologist. My doctor even confided in me that she, herself, has Stage 2, so she’s personally familiar with the disease. I am definitely working at trusting her, but I now I ask more questions than I did before. Diet is what I’m most confused about.

Dec 13, 2017 · Confused About Diet for Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Kidney & Bladder

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 CKD four years ago, but my doctor didn’t tell me. When he retired and I had to find a new doctor is when I found out. I’m new to this and completely confused when it comes to diet. I am currently eating a sandwich for lunch, made with Ezekiel Low-Sodium bread, which is sprouted whole grain bread. In my research I have found some sites that say never eat whole grain bread, while others say you can eat it with no problem. My doctor has told me I don’t need to change my diet, but, as you can imagine, my trust factor is pretty low right now. I’m trying to find some solid information about which breads I should avoid and which ones are okay.