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If you have kidney stones, you may need to follow a special diet. First, your doctor will run tests to find out what type of stones you form. From these, the doctor can determine which diet changes may be right for you. A registered dietitian can help you make the necessary changes in your diet....
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What is potassium and why is it important to you? Potassium is a mineral found in many of the foods you eat. It plays a role in keeping your heartbeat regular and your muscles working right. It is the job of healthy kidneys to keep the right amount of potassium in your body. However, when...
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Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease When you have chronic kidney disease, diet is an important part of your treatment plan.  Your recommended diet may change over time if your kidney disease gets worse.  A number of tests should be done to keep a check on your overall nutritional health.  Your doctor or your dietitian will...
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Food gives you energy and helps your body repair itself.  Food is broken down in your stomach and intestines.  Your blood picks up nutrients from digested food and carries them to all your body cells. These cells take nutrients from your blood and put waste products back into the bloodstream.  When your kidneys were healthy,...
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Introduction The treatment for people with kidney failure options are dialysis, and/or transplantation.  A successful kidney transplant is the best treatment for many patients with established kidney failure, from a medical, psychological and social point of view. Kidneys for transplantation come either from people who have donated those organs after their death, or from living...
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Definition A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a functioning kidney from a donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. Your kidneys remove excess fluid and waste from your blood. When your kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulate in your body — a condition...
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When you have chronic kidney disease, diet is an important part of your treatment plan. Your recommended diet may change over time if your kidney disease gets worse. A number of tests should be done to keep a check on your overall nutritional health. Your doctor or your dietitian will help you plan your meals...
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Definition Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) are small, hard deposits that form inside your kidneys. The stones are made of mineral and acid salts. Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to...
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