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Suggest diet helpful in healing kidney disease

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: Are there any specific foods that are healing for CKD IV or kidney cysts??
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There is no specific food healing for CDK.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Madam!

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

There are no specific foods that have an healing effect on a kidney disease(CDK 4 or kidney cysts).
The right diet in a specific stage of kidney disease is important because it can keep your kidney disease from getting worse.

In stage IV kidney disease, kidney function is severely decreased to only 15-29 percent of normal function.Protein waste, toxins and minerals build up in the body
causing symptoms like nausea,vomiting,fatigue,sleep problems,loss of appetite etc.
So it is very important to adapt your diet to the function level of your kidneys,preventing different components to build up in the body,or lack of other components.

The goals of the diet in chronic kidney disease are to help minimize symptoms and maintain adequate nutrient intake to prevent malnutrition.

Making healthy food choices is very important in patients with chronic kidney disease because it help maintain a healthy weight and keep your kidney disease from getting worse.
For example in stage IV kidney disease you may need to closely monitor the protein you eat to prevent protein wastes from building up in your blood. This can help your kidneys work longer.

Finally,diet is very important in patients with chronic kidney disease but there is no specific food that can help healing CKD IV or kidney cysts.

I suggest to discuss it with your treating doctor.He can refer you to a dietitian with special training who can teach you how to choose foods that are right for you.

Hope my answer has helped.
If you have any further question.please feel free to write me back,I will be happy to help.

Wish you all the best.
Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: There is no specific food healing for CDK. Detailed Answer: Hello Madam! I read carefully your query and understand your concern. There are no specific foods that have an healing effect on a kidney disease(CDK 4 or kidney cysts). The right diet in a specific stage of kidney disease is important because it can keep your kidney disease from getting worse. In stage IV kidney disease, kidney function is severely decreased to only 15-29 percent of normal function.Protein waste, toxins and minerals build up in the body causing symptoms like nausea,vomiting,fatigue,sleep problems,loss of appetite etc. So it is very important to adapt your diet to the function level of your kidneys,preventing different components to build up in the body,or lack of other components. The goals of the diet in chronic kidney disease are to help minimize symptoms and maintain adequate nutrient intake to prevent malnutrition. Making healthy food choices is very important in patients with chronic kidney disease because it help maintain a healthy weight and keep your kidney disease from getting worse. For example in stage IV kidney disease you may need to closely monitor the protein you eat to prevent protein wastes from building up in your blood. This can help your kidneys work longer. Finally,diet is very important in patients with chronic kidney disease but there is no specific food that can help healing CKD IV or kidney cysts. I suggest to discuss it with your treating doctor.He can refer you to a dietitian with special training who can teach you how to choose foods that are right for you. Hope my answer has helped. If you have any further question.please feel free to write me back,I will be happy to help. Wish you all the best. Dr.Rovena Murati