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The Importance of Diet for Stage 3 Kidney Disease What Is Stage 3 Kidney Disease? Kidney disease, like nearly and serious medical condition, means a change in lifestyle. How serious your disease is determines how drastic of change you need to make. If you have been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease, you have what is considered moderate kidney damage. In other words, you are right in the middle of the scale between stage 1 (normal or near normal) and stage 5 (near failure and in need of dialysis). At this point, your problems are serious but diligently following the advice of a medical professional may help keep you from progressing to the more serious stages. Following a kidney diet meal plan can keep you on the right track.

What Type of Diet for Stage 3 Kidney Disease? One of the most important considerations for stage 3 kidney disease patients is diet. This is more important than many people realize. Your kidneys are your blood filters. At stage 3 kidney disease, they are filtering between one third and two thirds as much blood as healthy kidneys. This not only causes toxins to accumulate, it can cause healthy nutrients to accumulate in your blood at unhealthy levels. As your diet improves you can stabilize your kidney disease and not progress any further with a proper stage 3 kidney disease diet plan. Your doctor probably made some dietary recommendations when you were diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. If not, it’s important to ask about it. He or she should also be able to refer you to a registered dietitian who is knowledgeable about stage 3 kidney disease . You will probably be advised to limit your intake of proteins, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, and possibly some vitamins or minerals. It’s important that you be tested regularly, because your diet needs constant adjustment as your kidney function changes.

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The Importance of Diet for Stage 3 Kidney Disease  

The Importance of Diet for Stage 3 Kidney Disease