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December 9, 2010

Fruits and vegetables help delay kidney disease progression in early stages

21 Comments to “Fruits and vegetables help delay kidney disease progression in early stages”

  1. Nagaraju said,

    December 20, 2010 @ 4:05 am

    I the below topic link, i can see Tomoto in the picture.
    I am suffering from the Kindney issue almost past 12 years.
    Can i take tomoto, because i am afraid to take tomoto in the meals.
    “Fruits and vegetables help delay kidney disease progression in early stages “

  2. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    December 23, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Tomato is a high potassium vegetable that is limited only if you are on a low potassium diet. In early stages of kidney disease blood potassium usually stays in the normal range so a low potassium diet is not prescribed. If you are unsure, ask your doctor if you need to limit high potassium foods.

  3. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    January 10, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Some people on kidney diets can include small amounts of tomato if potassium levels are in the normal range. By small amount I mean 1 thin tomato slice or 2-3 cherry tomatoes. People in early stage kidney disease may still have the ability to regulate potassium through their remaining kidney function so they may not need a low potassium diet and can eat tomatoes. Patients on peritoneal dialysis may have a liberal potassium diet because they do dialysis everyday. Check with your doctor or dietitian before including tomatoes and tomato products if you are unsure about your individual needs.

  4. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    January 19, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    If you are on a potassium restricted diet tomato and tomato products are limited as they are high in potassium. Check with your doctor or dietitian to see if you can safely include a small serving of tomato. Otherwise you may want to continue avoiding it and instead eat the lower potassium frutis and vegetables.

  5. skyeyesds said,

    January 22, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    This is very good information, but still question as to what can a person eat? I know I’m not suppose to have meat, dairy, fish,chicken, turkey, ham, etc. only 1 cup of coffee a day, water only.I can’t drink plain water so I drink flavored water without carbonation.
    What about salad (ice Burg) with green peppers, onions, I know now not tomatoes,and some carrots? If this is ok and good to slow my diease down I know that this is 3 or for veg. I can have. I can’t have dairy. so I have choosed a small bowl of Cheerios with a small amount of french vanilla non dairy creamer to sub. my milk. Is this good or bad?
    I guess I need for someone say this, this and this is good for you to eat or drink.
    I’m stage 2 renal diease. Doctor has only told me what to eat very little or none of. I don’t know how this happened to me. I don’t know if it was inheirted or how I got this. I do know that I’m am desperate to have exact items to eat and or drink. I feel like some people are taking this very lightly with my life. By this I mean my doctor, hubby etc. So I am turning to you for just some suggestions.
    Thank You so very much.

    ps I’m not use to blogs or chatting with people. So I don’t think I would be good with chatting with others.

  6. Santosh Puppala said,

    May 14, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    My brother in law is with IgA Nephritis recently.
    Please suggest us the diet.

  7. krupakar said,

    January 15, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    My brother( aged 45 ) is suffering from Kidney failure – is undergoing dialysis weekly twice – Suggest me some Fruits and vegetables for daily consumption – ( potassium around 150 ; creatine 8 )
    Plzz suggest

  8. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    January 21, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    Here’s a link to an article with suggested fruits and vegetables for a kidney diet that limits potassium: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/potassium-and-chronic-kidney-disease/e/5308

  9. sumitha said,

    December 21, 2012 @ 11:12 am


    My son has hydronephrosis(bladder obstruction).It is at stage1.He is 1 and half year old.He was born premature at 32 weeks as my fluid levels went down due to his problem.Please suggest us proper diet to give him and the life style he should follow.

  10. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 1:46 am

    The best source of help is your son’s renal dietitian. Your son’s case is very special and a professional familiar with his case is the best source for help.

  11. Ronald said,

    February 2, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    Hi, I’m experiencing stomach pain or gastric pain, or I think it’s more of an acid reflux. Is this because of my kidney problem? Since my creatinine level is 1.70 mg/dL, If it is, can I still eat vegetables and fruits high in potassium? Do I still have a chance of recovering from a kidney disease? Is it progressive? Is it irreversible? What are my chances?

    Thank you very much.

  12. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    February 28, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    These questions are best answered by your doctor who knows about your specific diagnosis and stage of kidney disease. Often stomach pain can be related to uremia, but there are many other causes as well. Potassium is usually restricted if you have high levels on your lab tests. Kidney disease is not reversible if you are digniosed with chronic kidney disease, but there are some things you can do to slow the progression. Go to DaVita.com to learn more.

  13. jayaram said,

    May 19, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    I effected by hydronephosis disease in my kidney. My age 25. Please say me about food items . Which is odd and avoid.

  14. m.ahmed m.khot said,

    June 4, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    my fathers creatinine is 3.06 can it be recover . dplz. do suggest the the diet. thanks

  15. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    June 15, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    I recommend consulting your father’s nephrologist. Many factors determine how long remaining kidney function will last including stage and cause of kidney disease.

  16. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    June 15, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Sorry I must refer you to your kidney doctor since your dietary needs are based on individual factors such as stage of kidney disease, remaining kidney function, lab results and hutrition status. Ask your kidney doctor to recommend a dietitian to help.

  17. Dhaval Soni said,

    July 13, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    I m kidney failure …I m on dayalisis almost pas 14 yr…day to day my bp going high…how to maintain bp ..plz suggest..
    Tanks ..

  18. Pamela said,

    March 30, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    Hi. I have suffered from RTA 4 for the past 20 years. For the past 5 years my GFR fluctuates between 19 and 23. Ph is 5.5 I am on a potassium and phosphrus diet I eat organic. My potassium level is maintaining at perfect levels normal level. I have illiminated potatoes and bananas and star fruit. I have been researching the alkaline diet in hopes of preventing dialysis and a kidney transplant of which I am on the list for. After some research I saw that in Europe they have had some success of kidney function reversing them selves in animal case studies. My question is would this be advisable for stage 4 I am considering installing an alkaline filter to increase the alkaline in my diet and what is a safe alkaline level?

  19. kim wirth said,

    July 18, 2015 @ 9:55 am

    what is a good substitute for spinach in recipes?

  20. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 30, 2015 @ 4:25 pm

    Cabbage, kale, lettuce, mustard greens and turnip greens are all acceptable substitutes for spinach as the potassium content is lower. Small amounts of fresh spinach are ok to include. It’s the cooked spinach that’s loaded with potassium.

  21. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 30, 2015 @ 5:29 pm

    To date there is no proof that an alkaline filter will help. Discuss it with your kidney doctor.

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