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Dietary Suggestions for Stage 3 Kidney Disease with GFR 59

2013-12-08 11:13

Dietary Suggestions for Stage 3 Kidney Disease with GFR 49A person with stage 3 kidney disease has moderated kidney damage with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 30-59 ml/min. A balanced diet plays a vital role in managing kidney disease.What are the dietary suggestions for stage 3 kidney disease with GFR 59?

Important diet goals for stage 3 kidney disease with GFR 59

A person with stage 3 kidney disease and GFR 59 only has moderated kidney damage.Their kidneys still function sufficiently to remove fluid,potassium and a moderate amount of waste.Adhering to the diet goals includes the management of:

*Blood pressure

*Blood glucose






As kidneys are impaired,they fail to eliminate urea nitrogen and creatinine from body properly.The standard level of BUN is 10-20 mg/dL. Creatinine level is 0.5-1.1mg/dL for women and 0.6-1.2mg/dL for men.

In addition, kidney damage in stage 3 kidney disease can upset bone and mineral balance, causing PTH to rise above normal. The target ranges for stage 3 kidney disease are:

*PTH: 35-70 pg/mL (3.85-7.7 ppmol/L)

*Phosphorus: 2.7-4.6 mg/dL

*Calcium: 8.5-10.2 mg/dL

Dietary suggestions for stage 3 kidney disease with GFR 59


A restricted diet is required for renal patients so it is very likely to cause weight loss.Adequate calories can prevent weight loss. You should weigh yourself and keep track to see if you need additional calories.

Fats and cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease commonly occurs in kidney disease.Also, blood cholesterol is usually higher than normal in stage 3 kidney disease.You should remove unhealthy fats from daily diet and replace them with heathy fats like vegetable oil, canola oil and olive oil.


Fluid is not restricted in stage 3 kidney disease with GFR 59 unless you experience fluid retention.Signs of fluid retention include swelling, shortness of breath, and weight gain.

The above are the general dietary suggestions for people with stage 3 kidney disease.For more personalized dietary suggestions, you can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more information.

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