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Sep 28, 2019 · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Thanks for asking! The nephrologist doesn’t think I have ckd. She ordered more tests to check. I’m getting a second opinion with another nephrologist in October, though. I think my levels run borderline, and with my family health history I want to be proactive. I’ve been staying away from meat and most dairy, and watching my blood pressure.

Jul 18, 2019 · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

My mom passed in December from COPD, so for both of my parents, I always thought smoking was part of what caused their kidney problems. Also, my mom had very high BP that was often neglected. So honestly, I’m not completely sure what caused their kidney issues. My dad has one that was dead removed about 15 years ago, but on my ultrasound mine looked fine. Hopefully I’ll know more in a month when I see a nephrologist. I have two appointments set up here in the Chicago area. My goal is to get one at Mayo next summer. I’m a teacher and I’ll be off again. It’s very hard to get appointments, I’m assuming because stage three is still considered “good”. I’m trying to eat more vegan, but I’m having trouble getting enough calories unless I have an English muffin and some peanut butter, which I see is often on the bad food lists. Also, the ranges I’m using for nutrients are guesses from all the various sources. Doc said watch potassium and sodium, but they were normal in my labs. Until I know more I’m a little afraid of protein. Plant based M-F, and I’ve allowed fish on the weekend.

Jul 17, 2019 · Stem Cell Treatment For CKD? in Kidney & Bladder

Wow! Such an amazing story! Thanks for sharing it.

Jul 17, 2019 · Stem Cell Treatment For CKD? in Kidney & Bladder

What do you do when resources are conflicting? How often do you get labs done so you can adjust your dietary course?

Jul 17, 2019 · Stem Cell Treatment For CKD? in Kidney & Bladder

I’d love to have oatmeal as an option, but until I see a nephrologist, it appears on the limit/avoid list everywhere I look. I am grateful for summer blueberries and cherries, but winter will be ALL apples! I will have to check out rsnhope.org.

Jul 17, 2019 · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

My mom and dad both have had kidney problems and I took some meds for incessant acne over the years that could have contributed to the problem. I’m working hard to change my diet to lower protein while monitoring potassium, phosphorus and sodium. I’m concerned I’m going to be deficient in some nutrients, though, because there isn’t a lot I can find that is “ok” to eat.

Jul 17, 2019 · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

I’m 47 a month from today, so pretty young I think.

Jul 17, 2019 · Stem Cell Treatment For CKD? in Kidney & Bladder

I’d like to find a dietitian who specializes in CKD, but I think they are hard to come by. When I search, I can pretty much only find those affiliated with the dialysis centers. Does anyone have advice for helping me get access this resource? My nephrology group has to refer me (if they do!) when I see them next month. I bring this up because of the dialysis center soapbox. 😉