Originally Posted by ladybud
Perhaps you can coax your kidneys to conserve more water by increasing your salt intake a little. Your intestine may be absorbing all it can. If you have no reason to avoid salt, like high BP or heart failure, that may help some, as water stays where salt is. Another thing that may help is to increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids either thru foods or taking fish oil supplements. Adding some fat to your diet (the good kind) may help your skin be less itchy. Also avoid wool and lanolin, if you have a tendency to eczema, as that will aggravate it. You might want to ask your Dr to check your electrolytes just to make sure they are not off balance.
Thank you. We(it's always my wife and I) do make a conscious effort to eat a healthy, balanced diet. However, living without a colon tends to make me think twice about following suggested diets for those with their colon intact. I don't have high blood pressure or any form of heart issues, so I will increase my salt intake, as suggested.
Every friday is our fish night. I also have been taking 2000 mg of cod liver oil daily. Would you recommend that I increase my intake?
We both avoid wool and lanolin.
Leg cramps have been annoying me for years. I didn't realize I had an issue with potassium until I was hospitalized before I had kidney failure(dehydration caused by a flu). The cramps in my arms and legs were so intense it would cause me to pass out. Anyway, it was suggested that I drink Gatorade and take a potassium supplement. I take 99mg in the morning and again at night. Would you recommend that I increase my intake of the potassium?
This is the first time I have reached out for advise. It's not easy for me. (I've re-written this several times, already).