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Elaine1767

595d

I’m 65 was diagnosed with kidney disease stage 3 2 years ago, my dr still hasn’t referred me to a kidney dr and I’m a bit upset. I need help with eating.

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    • midsy

      500d

      @SassyLuna really about the water? Cuz I have stage 3 kidney disease plus End Stage Liver Disease and I'm on Diuretics for my liver and have to drink Lots of Water . My Dr does bloodwork every 3 months and I do ultrasound every 6 months to monitor my Liver , Kidneys And Ect..

    • SassyLuna

      526d

      I'm at stage 3 and was told to watch my protein, potassium, phosphorus, sodium. And not to drink to much water, no caffeine, or dairy. I guess it depends on the doctor.

      • midsy

        500d

        @SassyLuna really about the water? Cuz I have stage 3 kidney disease plus End Stage Liver Disease and I'm on Diuretics for my liver and have to drink Lots of Water . My Dr does bloodwork every 3 months and I do ultrasound every 6 months to monitor my Liver , Kidneys And Ect..

    • Easterbunny

      544d

      I meant foods to eat for our damaged kidneys. Alot of it is fruit and vegetables. Hydrate.

    • Easterbunny

      544d

      Have you looked at foods good to eat with Kidneys on Google. It's very informative.

    • Learn2Love

      587d

      This is good to know. My eGFR is at 56 and I am in full panic mode over my diet. All I know to do is eliminate red meat and my one coke a day . I’ve always watched my sodium, but definitely enjoy my share of Taco Bell , lol.

      • TrixieT

        548d

        @Learn2Love my eGFR is currently 48 but has been as low as 29. Nephrologist calculated a statistical chance of me needing dialysis I’m my lifetime … I don’t recall precise numbers but was extremely low like 1.5%. So ask your doc about the calculation for you or google it. I don’t think I’d give up my red meat just yet - is Taco Bell read meat? Lol. Ps I’d be ecstatic god an eGFR of 56… 🤗

    • TrixieT

      590d

      I was referred to nephrologist at stage 3b. He did not tell me to change anything at all regarding eating or drinking.

      • Nanavae

        538d

        @TrixieT a lot of your information can come from personal research. There are a few really good books that are about renal (kidney) disease and outlines as to what to eat. They really help.

    • DaniBear

      593d

      stage 3 can still be pretty far away from dialysis/transplant, you don’t really need to be super strict on diet yet. i would just reduce salt intake, protein intake, drink lots of water and avoid caffeine. diet is a huge part of ckd but at stage 3 you shouldn’t have to be too worried yet.

      • Easterbunny

        539d

        @DaniBear What is wrong with caffeine as far as kidneys go?

        • DaniBear

          528d

          @Easterbunny caffeine is a diuretic. meaning it can make your output more than your input, leading to dehydration and stress on your kidney. it’s definitely ok in small moderation but i was told to avoid it post transplant if possible to put less strain on my kidney. caffeine also causes increased blood flow potentially increasing your blood pressure too.

      • Elaine1767

        593d

        @DaniBear they tell me that too but I have symptoms that worries me. I’ll have a dr come to my house next month for bloodwork.

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