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Blood work shows anemia and low vitamin D. Have one kidney. Diet restrictions?

In early December I had blood work done for exhaustion. It showed that in slightly anemic and vitamin d low. Gfr 55. I found out 12 yrs ago that I have only one kidney during an ultrasound for pancreatitis . I am 59 yr old female weight 122, 5 6 . Bp about 108/68 most of the time. I am scheduled to see a nephrologist in late may should I be on any kind of diet restrictions?i have never smoked but I drink one light beer a day
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
as you are having only one kidney so your renal system is compromised. GFR is much reduced, and Vitamin D deficiency and anemia are also related to kidney.
You should watch their protein consumption to avoid taxing the kidneys as they heal.A low-cholesterol and low-saturated-fat diet is good.High-potassium foods such as bananas, kiwis, avocados, prunes and prune juice, tomato juice and sauce, nuts, dried peas and beans, chocolate, orange and orange juice should be avoided. Vitamin D and Calcium supplements would be helpful.
Hope it helps.
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Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Sangita's  Response
As your GFR is 55 it is below normal range .It shoes you have kidney problem .So you should start taking low protein diet.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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