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68 yr old male. One kidney removed in this past July due to a tumor. Now I am confused on fluid intake and Protein intake.
?Fluids. My kidney doctor and my primary care doctor say to drink plenty of fluids because I need to keep my Creatinine level under control (it is about 1.7, which they say is "normal" for one kidney). However on the kidney.org website it says that as kidney failure progresses then less fluid should be consumed to reduce "workload" on the kidney. Anyone have knowledge on this?
?Protein. There are so many different recommendations on the right amount of protein intake. In general the NIH says 50 grams a day for a 2000 calorie diet. Others have formulas based on age. None take into consideration if you have CKD or not. I try to watch my protein intake but to take in just 50 grams is difficult, but I come close. But there are days were my protein intake is perhaps 125 grams. Does anyone know if having just the occasional day of "excessive" protein intake (say once a week) is harmfull if on the other days you are within guidelines. We have a disease we must face but for me there is little joy in living a little longer if during the time we have we have to be without any occasional joys and exceptions.
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