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Diet and Lifestyle Modifications in PKD

– 2021 Update Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common inherited kidney disease affecting one in 800 people. There have been several advances in our understanding of PKD since our last blog. In a previous blog, we discussed the genetics of PKD and how genetic variants translate into a disease. In this blog, we will…

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Polycystic Kidney Disease Genetics

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common inherited kidney disease affecting one in 800 people. It is passed down from parent to child over generations, through classic Mendelian genetics. There have been several advances in our understanding of PKD since our last blog. This blog will discuss the genetics of PKD. In the next…

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Very Low Protein Diet for Kidney Health

High intake of animal protein has been associated with an accelerated decline in kidney function and increased protein being spilled in the urine. However, there is a generalized fear of recommending a very low protein diet to patients with kidney disease. There is concern this diet may provoke malnutrition especially because poor nutritional status could…