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Old 09-25-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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potassium free food and drinks

My husband ended up in the hospital with high potassium level. He is now on a very restricted diet with limited fluid intake and protein and potassium. I'm trying to find things he could eat or drink for a variety?

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

Low potassium fluids and food:
-apple, grape and cranberry juice.
-clear soda like Sprite.
-tea
AVOID OJ, V8, grapefruit, prune juice, coffee and milk.

apples, any berries, watermelon, canned peaches or pears, white grapefruit OK.
AVOID banana, oranges, fresh peaches, fresh pears, dried fruit including raisins.

Green beans, peas, corn, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, summer squash ok.
AVOID potato, tomato, asparagus, winter squash, pumpkin and sweet potato, beans.

Most starch/bread products ok. Rice Krispies, cornflakes, oatmeal, rice, pasta ok. Avoid bran or bran cereal. Avoid starches and grains with dried fruit or nuts.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

Thanks for the info. With all of the other problems he has we have to watch fluid intake, so watermelon is considered fluid and grapefruit does't work cause of meds. Can you tell me if rutabagas are high or low potassium. The info from the dietician says high mand some info I got off of the internet says low. The paper work that I have gotten from the dietician, some of it counterdicts it self, so I don't know which is right? It's really hard trying to make things for him to eat cause they say the renul diet is the worst one. He's in severe kidney failure and we're trying to hang on for as long as we can.

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My husband ended up in the hospital with high potassium level. He is now on a very restricted diet with limited fluid intake and protein and potassium. I'm trying to find things he could eat or drink for a variety?

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

Rutabagas are a high potassium vegetable, so I would avoid.
There is a national renal diet.

You might want to contact the National Kidney Foundation for some additional information regarding diet. There are also renal cookbooks that you can try.

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

I think Propel is safe. The peach and black cherry aren't too bad. lemonade is also ok.

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

You might want to go to the website for the Northwest Kidney Center as they have recipes. I tried some of the DaVita recipes-- horrible!

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

Thanks for the info on the Kidney Center for recipes. On the propel, my husband is limited to a fluid intake of 50 ozs. and he loves his coffee. So I can't do to much on liquid.

Thanks again!

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

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Rutabagas are a high potassium vegetable, so I would avoid.
There is a national renal diet.

You might want to contact the National Kidney Foundation for some additional information regarding diet. There are also renal cookbooks that you can try.
Thanks, I've been doing searches for a renal diet, and finally here it is at Healthboards. I'm long-term diabetic and low-thyroid and need potassium for severe leg cramps every once in a while, can't find anything that's kidney-safe. Have all the after-20-yrs diabetes complications, Stage 2 kidney damage, and an appointment in December with a nephrologist.

It's not too early to see a nephrologist at Stage 2, is it? The receptionist said he'll do an ultrasound.

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Re: potassium free food and drinks

About how much is 50 oz, a quart?

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

Need list of foods that are potassium free for person with high blood pressure and kidney problems

 
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Re: potassium free food and drinks

I only know bananas are forbidden. You can do a search for renal diets, which may or may not give you the list you want.

Editing to add that I think Sprite Zero, the clear kind, is the only soda pop allowed. I think.

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