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    My friend is 22 and has kidney disease and is afraid to take any supps. He asked me what he could take and I didn't wanna give him any advice, but I told him I'd ask people on here. Any suggestions on what he can take, if he can take anything at all? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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    You friend is smart to stay away from supp's. I would ask my dietitian(I hope I spelled this right) if I were him. He needs to be extremely careful because of interactions with the meds he is taking.
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    Agree, make sure he checks with his doctor before taking any supps.
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    yea, its just tough to find a doctor who knows about lifting supps and won't just write anything off as bad for you, kidney disease or not. thanks for the replies
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    Just stating Kidney disease is pretty vague. Any particulars?
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    Is he on dialysis? There's a whole lot of regular foods he can't eat either.
    He really needs to talk to a doc or dietitian, i'd think most supps would be a no no in that condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlew308 View Post
    Is he on dialysis? There's a whole lot of regular foods he can't eat either.
    He really needs to talk to a doc or dietitian, i'd think most supps would be a no no in that condition.
    Actually, while on dialysis dietary restrictions can be a little less stringent. If it is ESRD fluid restictions can be pretty tight, sometimes only 1000ml/day + replacing any urine output.
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    There's a pretty big list, I feel sad for those on dialysis. I don't know how my wife handles working for one.
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    yea i have no clue what his specific illness is, he just asked me bc i know more about it than anyone else he knows, i'll find out tho, maybe refer him to someone good
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    I just recovered from a kidney infection which is not quite as bad as kidney disease but for what it's worth, i stopped all sup use except protein. Once i had no pain for several days i went ahead and started sups back up.
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    he has polycystic kidney disease...just found out, still doesn't mean anything significant to me but for anyone who knows about this let me know what you think...thanks a lot
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