Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Question about My PKD and My High Protein Diet

Questions about my PKD

Several people have asked about my high protein diet and my Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) mentioned in an article yesterday. So I’ll simply tell you what I have been told by my doctors and my specific circumstances.

Do not take what I am about to say as medical advice.
If you have, or suspect you have, any form of kidney disease, (and there are many forms other than PKD) you should discuss this with your physician and a kidney specialist. Your situation may be different from mine.

That said, I’ll simply share my conversations with Nephrologists (kidney specialists).

Dr: “You’ll die with PKD, not from it”

Me: “Are there things I should not eat or should eat?”
Dr: “Nope. There is no evidence that diet has any effect, positive or negative, on PKD.”

Me: “Is there medication that will make a difference?”
Dr: “Nope”

Me: “Are there any activities that would help or hurt?”
Dr.: “Nope”

Me: “Should I have it checked on a regular basis?”
Dr: “Nope”

Dr: That’ll be $200…

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