CKD and Potassium | Don’t Restrict Without Reason

CKD and Potassium | Don’t Restrict Without Reason

This video is about CKD and potassium. Don’t be on a low potassium diet if you’re a kidney patient, unless you’re at risk of developing hyperemia or you have hyperemia. Other than those two, you most likely don’t need to be on it. There is no real scientific literature to support this. I’ve been saying there’s more and more because the research coming out more and more.

Let’s take a look at some of the research, both of these pieces, from October, 2022. The first one, Kidney International Journal. Recommendations on nutritional intake of potassium in ckd. It’s time to be more flexible. You don’t need to reduce it unless there’s a reason, or if you have very, very low kidney function, you may need to.

But most people with chronic kidney disease can have a lot of those good potassium, richer foods, potassium supplementation, and chronic kidney disease. The Journal of Society of Nephrology, they’re actually trying potassium supplements now with kidney. We’re really changing the way we think. Don’t restrict those foods unless you have to. 

A kidney-friendly diet is a way of eating that helps protect your kidneys from further damage. You’ll have to reduce the amount of some foods and fluids so other fluids and minerals like electrolytes don’t build up in your body. Meanwhile, you’ll have to make sure you get the right balance of protein, calories, vitamins, and minerals. If you’re in the early stages of chronic kidney disease, there may be few, if any, limits on what you can eat. So if you are in the early stage of kidney disease, you probably do not to limit the amount of potassium you consume. You want all the nutritional benefits that potassium foods offer. To your best kidney health everyone.

In the addition, the kidneys also balance your body’s minerals, like salt and potassium, balance your body’s fluids, and create hormones that affect the way other organs work