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.
"I'll give you one of mine," Ann Lopez said to her husband the
moment the couple learned he would need a kidney transplant. He thought she was
joking. But George Lopez, star of ABC's The George Lopez Show, is the
comic, not his wife.
And so, just before sunrise on a Tuesday in April of 2005, the Lopezes
arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where they were prepped
for surgery in neighboring rooms. Right before Ann was wheeled to the operating
room --- her surgery began first...