Need to know what kind of diet my son should be on after having both kidneys removed last week. they got so large from the polycystic kidney disease he couldn’t hardly breathe cause they were squishing his lungs an cutting of his oxygen, should he be on a special diet since he doesn’t have kidney’s anymore, He runs on dialysis 3 times a week any information you can give me is most appreciative.

For patients on dialysis, it is important to consult with the dietitian who is assigned to your son on dialysis.  The diet recommendations are made on the basis of drawing frequent laboratory assessments on your son and then adjusting his diet to help correct the problems identified on the laboratory testing.  A dialysis dietitian is best trained to make these recommendations.  You should contact the dietitian who is assigned by the dialysis unit where your son is receiving his treatments.

 

 

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