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  1. Where can I find a dietitian who works with kidney disease or high potassium blood levels? Answer
  2. My aunt asked me to see if I could find a renal diet on the Internet. Could you help out? Answer
  3. I am a kidney transplant patient. I need help with a diet that is right for me. Answer


Where can I find a dietitian who works with kidney disease or high potassium blood levels?

The Renal Dietitians dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with patients with kidney disease and elevated blood potassium levels. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city / state and the type of service you want (individual consultation) with expertise in renal (kidney) nutrition.


My aunt just came home from the hospital. She lost one kidney and the other one had a blocked artery feeding it. She asked me to see if I could find a renal diet on the Internet. Could you help out?

I would highly recommend your aunt see a registered dietitian who can read her medical record and instruct her on the best nutrition therapy for her health. Your local hospital or clinic is a good place to start. Call and ask to talk to a dietitian. I would need the same info to determine if she needs to restrict protein, potassium and / or phosphorus.

Since protein is often restricted along with potassium and sometimes fluid on a renal nutrition therapy, I would highly recommend your aunt make an appointment to see a dietitian. She needs to learn the best sources for the nutrients that may need to be restricted as she recovers to health.


I need help with a diet that is right for me. I am a kidney transplant patient. I also am insulin dependent because of the rejection medicine I am on. I have to take coumadin 7.5 a day, so that means I have to watch my intake of vitamin K food intake. Could you please help me with a diet. I weigh 246 and I am 5 foot 5.

I would recommend you see a registered dietitian who can review your medical record and plan a diet that includes all your health needs as well as your food preferences. Without access to your medical record, I could not plan an appropriate diet for you. You can find a dietitian near you at the on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website by typing in your zip code






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