Kidney Disease

The DASH Diet

In January 2018, DASH was named number 1 for “Best Diets Overall” for the eighth year in a row, also as “For Healthy Eating”, and “Best Heart-Healthy Diet”; and tied number 2 “For Diabetes”(out of 40 diets tested) in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Diets” rankings.

The DASH diet is similar to the Mediterranean diet and the AHA diet and has been one of the main sources for the MIND diet recommendations.

Is Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2 Serious?

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Is this stage of kidney disease serious? Stage 2 CKD is still considered mild in the overall progression of the disease, but it is more serious than stage 1. At this stage, it’s critical to make the dietary and lifestyle changes that your healthcare provider recommends.

What is stage 2 chronic kidney disease?

In Stage 2 CKD, the damage to your kidneys is still mild, and you have an eGFR between 60 and 89. Your kidneys are still working well, but at this stage, you will have signs of kidney damage. A common sign of kidney damage is protein in your urine your pee.

What should I do if I have stage 2 kidney disease?

Treating stage 2 kidney disease

  • Eat a healthy diet. …
  • Keep their blood pressure at a healthy level. …
  • Keep their blood sugar or diabetes under control.
  • Have regular checkups with their doctor and include a serum creatinine test to measure GFR.
  • Take medicines as prescribed by their doctor.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Stop smoking.

What foods should I avoid with stage 2 kidney disease?

Foods to Avoid or Limit If You Have Bad Kidneys

  • Dark-colored soda. In addition to the calories and sugar that sodas provide, they harbor additives that contain phosphorus, especially dark-colored sodas.
  • Avocados.
  • Canned foods.
  • Whole wheat bread.
  • Brown rice.
  • Bananas.
  • Dairy.

What’s the best diet for kidney disease?

The DASH Diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, and nuts. It is low in salt and sodium, added sugars and sweets, fat and red meats.