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Protein Restriction for Chronic Kidney Disease

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I had a patient come in yesterday for Chronic Kidney Disease. He has been seeing a nephrologist for five years and has been on dialysis for a year already. I was shocked to find out that he said no one ever told him that he needs to restrict his protein intake. This is very basic knowledge. Everyone should know this. When I worked at the nephrology department at Shuguang Hospital, each doctor had to see about 80 patients a day. They only have a few minutes with patients, and we still make an effort to tell patients: if you have chronic kidney disease, you need to restrict protein in your diet.

For more reference, see Dr. McDougall’s website.



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