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Child suffering with PKD, has difficulty with potassium and phosphorus. Will gluten free diet prove beneficial?

My 8 yr old dsughter has PKD. She was just placed on a transplant list. Her lab values are good some months and not so others. We have the most trouble with potassium & phosphorus. I am wondering if a gluten free diet would be benificial for her? She takes revela with great difficulty since these pills are so large. Thank you fit your time.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
As she is having trouble with maintaining with potassium and phosphorous in the blood due to PKD, you can supplement the daily.
If she is not able to swallow the large pills you can ask your doctor for the prescription of suspension or syrup forms.
Gluten free diet is useful in celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and in patients with wheat allergy.
Its role in PKD not known.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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