Q. Is there any dietary precaution for deranged kidney function?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
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This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 02, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 20, 2020

Hi doctor,

My brother is suffering from back pain. His doctor recommended some painkiller for one month. Now, he also got pain on the right side of his back. His doctor recommended laboratory test for kidney and liver along with MRI of back. The result showed some kidney related problem. I want to know whether it is a sign of something serious. Can it get cured easily?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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  • In your brother's report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see some kidney dysfunction as well as urinary tract infection.
  • So, I would recommend you to get his urine culture and blood sugar checked.
  • Accordingly, he would be treated with antibiotics that might eliminate the infection as well as improve his kidney functions.
  • I would also recommend for his NCCT (non-contrast computerized tomography) kidney and bladder to check for any stones, that might not be visible in the ultrasound. Also, get an MRI done.
  • Pain could be due to that also, but currently, the priority treatment is to be given to the urine infection as well as deranged kidney functions.

For further information consult a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist


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Thank you doctor,

Is there any dietary caution?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Not as such. No dietary precautions are needed if he is a non-diabetic.
  • However, you should promote him to drink plenty of fluids in order to flush out all waste products from kidney as well as to flush out the kidney stones.

For further doubts consult a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist


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