• question-icon

    Is almond milk better than dairy milk while treating renal disease?

default
Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 in Kidney Conditions
Question: I have stage four renal disease and am attempting to control it through diet, but I have a questions about milk or coffee creamer. Recently I gave up all nuts as I don't seem to be able to eat just ONE, but I switched to Almond milk, mostly for my coffee. My question is is this better for my disease control than whole milk. I am also a very well controlled diabetic.
IN ADDITION: Is coffee harmful to kidneys?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Supportive care, coffee and milk controlled intake.

Detailed Answer:
Thank yo for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. In CKD of stage 4 when GFR is between 15 and 29, dietary adjustments are helpful. Protein moderate restriction and salt restriction is mainstay. Rest is individual preference which a dietitian can sort out for you. As far as coffee is concerned, you can consume it but only one or two cups a day and no more . Also milk consumption should be limited, one glass a day wont harm. Excess will put caloric burden on your body and is not recommended. Stay in touch with your nephrologist.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 3614 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Renal disease

doctor1 MD

I had an MRI of my r shoulder. The doctor told me I have a cyst that is rare as it is usually found only in patients with renal disease . I broke...

doctor1 MD

Do you think at ESA therapy is a good option for a 90 yo male with CKD stage 3A? RBC count is 2.91; HGB 9.9; HCT 29.1; platelet count 104; GFR est...

doctor1 MD

last October I had critical high troponin levels .07, tested nothing wrong with heart, but they found 7mm nodule on right lung, 1 to2mm nodules on...

doctor1 MD

she was diagnosed w/ group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection that led to the development of acute glomerulo nephritis How did this progress...

doctor1 MD

I am a 47 year old female weight 68kgs. I have IGA nephropathy confirmed by renal biopsy 6 years ago. I have gross haematuria and protein leakage...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 63 years male suffering from Diabetes, my fasting sugar is 154.6 with sugar absent in urine and PP is 244 with sugar prsent in urine (**)....

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

189 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan
  • Q - Inflamed gums, bleeding. Was on prednisone. Had herpes. Is this a sign...

  • Q - Upper eyelid skin graft done to lengthen eyelid was not successful. Can...

  • Q - Diagnosed with stiff person syndrome and having muscle spasms. Taking ...

  • Q - Have hep c, HIV with anemia, fluid retention in legs, rash on palms and...

  • Q - Having trouble sleeping due to worry. Done with nuclear stress test and...

  • Q - Have Polymyalgia rheumatica. Having pain and feeling uncomfortable. What...

  • Q - Suffering from severe anxiety and pain in abdomen. Could It be...

  • Q - What is the best cream for haemorrhoids?

  • Q - Feels like room is spinning and have dizziness. Could I ask a doctor?

  • Q - Experiencing pain in ear and getting headache around left ear. What...

backtotop2