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June 7, 2012

Save your kidneys with a DASH Diet

9 Comments to “Save your kidneys with a DASH Diet”

  1. manoel fernandes said,

    June 8, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    hi my name is manoel fernandes,,,like to know how can a get the dash diet..products…please send info..thanks,, now i’ve been taken a supplement for ckd name prescribed tru my doctor niel..named..”’prorenal qd..with omega-3..1,000 mgs of oil fish 550mg f omega-3 fatty acids…SHOULD I STEEL TAKE THEN..OR GO FOR ”DASH”…

  2. NAIDU said,

    April 19, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    i have urine protein 1+ present whant i have to do the control

  3. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    June 15, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    Here is a link to the Dash Diet http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf. Ask your doctor about continuing the supplement.

  4. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    June 15, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Focus on diet measures to kee[p blood pressure and glucose in control. See your healthcare team regularly and take medications prescribed by your doctor.

  5. sarah ejenobo said,

    June 24, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    I have always thought that high blood pressure and kidney problems are caused only by eycessive intake of alcohol.pls how can I manage high blood pressure,so as not to result in kidney failure,through diet,I mean?

  6. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    There are many causes of high blood pressure and kidney disease. The DASH diet is one approach shown to help prevent high blood pressure or lower it. You should also manage stress, get adequate sleep 7-8 hours each night and do not use tobacco. Use salt and high sodium foods very sparingly.

  7. Edith said,

    August 15, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    When I had my blood test last 2 weeks ago my GFR >60 is this bad? Can you send some information where can get a good diet plan. Thank you, Edith
    If my score 60 is that my kidney bad?? I am just worried.

  8. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    August 26, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    GFR over 60 is good. Most people with GFR over 60 have normal kidney function, but you could be in stage 1 or 2 if you have kidney damage or if you have risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes. A GFR below 60 means stage 3 CKD. Managing your health through a healthy diet and exercise can help slow or prevent progression unless the decline is related to specific progressive kidney diseases.

  9. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    September 22, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    GFR >60, above 60, is good news. For a GFR below 60, a person may be diagnosed with kidney disease and require additional testing. Doctors do not make a diagnosis based on a single result, so for those with GFR below 60, additional blood work may be ordered. Early stages of chronic kidney disease (stages 1 & 2) may be diagnosed when there is kidney damage and increased risk. Standard laboratory reports will only give a specific GFR number if results are below 60. You can use the DaVita.com GFR Calculator to calculate a number for your GFR over 60 if you know the serum creatinine result.

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