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If I have CKD Stage 2, how long do you guys think I have left to live if I’m eating healthy and etc?

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How long do you want to live? Change to a kidney-friendly meal plan. Stay well hydrated, if you smoke, stop, and if you drink alcohol cut way down if not out altogether. Set yourself an exercise routine that is approved by all of the doctors on your Care Team. Make sure it's one you can do year round, rain, snow or sunshine ( I draw the line at going outside in hail storms). Keep all of your medical appointments, track your lab values, take all of your medications and be sure to check the ones you now take to be certain that nothing you take is harmful to your kidneys. Keep positive and this is a great place to stay that way by talking to the folks here who are extremely positive and supportive.

I really appreciate the advice.

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Bet117 in reply to Mr_Kidney

Agreed 100%. Welcome! You have come to the right place as you will find great, caring, knowledgeable and supportive people here.

If you are at Stage 2, it was caught early. The key is to stop progression and take care of yourself.

As Mr._K mentioned watch labs for potassium, phosphorus, and sodium.

Limit sodium to 1500-2000mg daily, so label reading is very important. Low or no sodium products.

No red meats, but eggs, chicken and fish are fine.

Avoid processed foods like cold cuts, frozen dinners, bacon, high sodium sauces, canned soups or vegetables.

Lots of fresh fruits such as apples, blueberries, strawberries and pears. Fresh or fresh frozen veggies such as cabbage, cauliflower, red peppers, onions, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, green beans and even some broccoli.

Check out the davita site as they have great suggestions and tools to help you as well as Kidney Smart classes in many communities and on line.

The NKF also has a great site with food suggestions and a guide for eating out...take a look.

Bring a notebook to write down appointment discussions and questions.

Be your own advocate, make sure that explanations are in layman's terms.

Know that you are always among friends here; one of us will always respond!

I agree, be positive and know that there may not be a pill cure but this can be managed!

Sending you warm thoughts.

Please post again!


Thanks for the encouraging words.

My pleasure. Gave you alot of data, but most importantly, you have my prayers and support.

Stay strong!

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orangecity41 in reply to Bet117

great advice.

Great advice. The diet and exercise regimen is really helping my CKD.

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