Is Protein Good or Bad For Chronic Kidney Disease

There are a lot of potentially confusing rules and details for dieting with a chronic health condition. The more you read and research, the more you seem to find conflicting information.

Are you supposed to worry about eating enough or too much protein when you have renal disease? The answer to this very common question can be a bit complicated.

Why is protein an issue for kidney disease patients? Just like everything else you eat or drink, protein creates waste and byproducts that are usually processed and filtered out by your kidneys.

Too much protein and protein waste build up in the blood can lead to nausea and vomiting, weakness, and a host of other health problems.

Is protein still important for kidney disease patients? Yes. Protein is still needed to help keep you strong and healthy. 

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