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What are the diet restrictions for chronic renal failure patients?

Q: I am a 24 years old male suffering from chronic renal failure. My right kidney measures 8.3 X 2.7 cm and the left kidney measures 8.3 X 2.8 cm. I am on dialysis. At present, my creatinine level is 9.6, potassium level is 5.1, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is 49.7, SGPT(Alt) is 65 IU\Lt, uric acid is 8.7, phosphorus is 6.0 and Hb is 11.5 g/dl. I am taking these medicines: Arcamine, Dytor 40, S-Numlo 5.0, Orofer, Pan-D, Prolomet - XL 50, Sandocal 500 and Wepox-4000 twice a weak. Please tell me the diet restrictions I should observe to prevent my kidney from any further damage.

A:You have chronic kidney failure (stage 5). It is an irreversible damage to kidneys unlikely to recover. Dialysis has no impact on kidney disease, it only replaces partially the function of the failing kidney. You should continue the dialysis, three times a week for 4 hours each time. You should take a high protein diet. The restrictions are on salt, potassium in diet and liquid intake.


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