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I was just diagnosed with stage 2. What does that mean?
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Stage 2 kidney disease means that there is some evidence of kidney damage, with a mild to moderate decrease in kidney function. In this stage, the kidneys are functioning at a rate of 60-89 mL/min, which is slightly reduced from the normal GFR rate of 90 mL/min.
Should I change my diet at all in this stage?
You may need to limit your intake of certain foods that can contribute to further kidney damage, such as foods high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus. You may need to also limit your protein intake. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you eat more fruits and vegetables, and choose lean sources of protein instead of fatty meats. It's important to work with your doctor and dietician to create an appropriate diet plan for you.
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