Jun 16, 2011 - 1:09 am
After kidney removal, the surgeon recommended to me the following dietary changes:
I've easily adjusted to the sodium and protein moderation, but it's the 3 liters of water that's the challenge. In the past I didn't come close to three liters, which maybe contributed to my kidney problem in the first place. Making it easier to down three liters, I've been using some sugar-free powder drink mixes, which taste pretty good. (ice tea, lemonade, etc) I'm probably drinking about 1 liter fresh water and 2 liters of these drink mixes each day.
Has anyone's physician or dietician commented on the healthiness of these sugar-free powder drink mixes? Can any of the man-made artificiality in these mixes have long term adversity to folks with a solitary kidney? The product label I'm reading shows six colorings, two sugar substitutes, and other difficult to pronounce ingredients. I've scheduled an appointment with a registered dietician, but not for another four weeks. Any insight would be appreciated.