Reducing Protein Intake to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease
In people who have chronic kidney disease, the kidneys have trouble
eliminating toxins from the body. For these people, eating too much protein
makes it more difficult to prevent a buildup of these toxins.
At the same time, protein is important to keep you strong and
healthy. Work closely with your doctor and a dietitian or nutritionist to be
sure you are getting the right amount of protein-not too much or too little-in
your daily diet.
Blood and urine tests can help uncover signs of early kidney disease and monitor the condition.
. Your health care provider will devise a plan, which may include diet changes and medications, to keep your blood pressure as close to normal as possible. Target blood pressure is defined as less than 130/80.
or albumin in the urine. Albumin is the main protein in the blood. When the kidneys become damaged, the holes...