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Reducing Protein Intake to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease


Reducing Protein Intake to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease

In people who have chronic kidney disease, the kidneys have trouble eliminating toxins from the body. For these people, eating too much protein makes it more difficult to prevent a buildup of these toxins.

At the same time, protein is important to keep you strong and healthy. Work closely with your doctor and a dietitian or nutritionist to be sure you are getting the right amount of protein—not too much or too little—in your daily diet.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMitchell H. Rosner, MD - Nephrology
Last RevisedSeptember 15, 2011

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