What type of diet should I pursue to keep my kidneys healthy? I am 63 & have a family history of CKD. My latest lab results were:
Glom Filt Rate 59
ALT (SGOT) 26
ALT (SGPT) 42
Cholesterol, total: 239
HDL Cholesterol: 58
VLDL Cholesterol Cal: 32
LDL Cholesterol Calc: 149
How are you? Do you have other co-morbid conditions such as diabetes or hypertension? Regarding the diet, I suggest you take up a low protein diet since consuming too much protein (over 2.0 g/kg/d) can become a stressful stimulus for the kidney. This is even more of a concern as we get older and our organs are less efficient and effective, and also with your family history of CKD.
Consulting a nutritionist is also advisable so that the right number of calories, proteins and carbohydrates will be computed for your age and built.
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