WANTED: Lists of Foods with NO Potassium

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mrmagill
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   Posted 3/31/2013 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife had a brush with kidney cancer last year, and survived it with surgery. All of one kidney was saved, and most of the other.

The Problem: Her kidneys are not discarding excess potassium as they should. Her most recent test put her at a reading of 6.7, high in the danger zone. The doctor has required her to eat foods with little (or preferably) to zero potassium.

The Bigger Problem: He's given her many lists of what NOT to eat, but can't seem to give her a list of what she CAN eat. I've spent days on the 'Net looking for lists of potassium free foods, but it seems that almost every website I've been to is for people who want to increase their potassium levels, not reduce them.

The doctor is considered one of the best in his field in this area, so I don't think changing doctors would have any benefit. I'm appealing to all who come here to share with me any information you might have that you think might help.

Thanks in advance -
Mark

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summerlover
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   Posted 4/11/2013 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm

Here is a sight that may help. My father is going through the same thing but they told him very little potassium & sodium. Well to try & finds foods without these is almost impossible. He's lost so much weight. I hope this helps a little. There are not too many foods without potassium but some have a lot less.

mrmagill
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   Posted 4/13/2013 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the site link, I'm sure it will help.

Please everyone, consider this an open request: If you come along years after I wrote this and have anything to add, please do, as my wife will be in this state for the rest of her life. Or for as long as the kidneys last, anyway.

The doctor has finally relented a little bit by saying "lowest possible potassium" as I think he finally got the point when we asked him for a list of zero-potassium foods and he could not provide it. I think that was the most irritating part of all of it, when such an order was given, but no information how to accomplish it.

Mark

summerlover
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   Posted 4/13/2013 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
http://www.livestrong.com/article/30919-foods-potassium/

Another good site

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   Posted 4/14/2013 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
The only foods with absolutely no potassium are butter, margarine and oils. I think what you need are low-potassium foods, and the members here I see have already given you references for those. Hope you're now finding what you need.
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Jacirose
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   Posted 9/28/2017 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mark: My Dr did the same thing to me. I have to wear my reading glasses thru the whole store when I go shopping. And then you spend time on the phone with companies trying to find out the potassium levels that aren't listed on the packages. I started by making a list of what I normally ate and go on line and look them up. After awhile it gets easier. I'm so angry that we have to do this by ourselves. Every time I'm in the hospital they have a nutritionist come to my room to talk to me and everytime I feel like I'm the one teaching them. I guess what I am saying is that you are not alone.

Cowgirl Sandy
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   Posted 9/28/2017 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I was shocked; my new doctor said I have stage 2 kidney disease; as in my kidneys are as old as I am, which is 69. Never had that diagnosis; I don't think it would hurt to have a second opinion. This doctors' staff is really the worst I've ever seen. I have gone 2 times to this doctor. She seems on top of everything, however, I don't really know what to do. I'm thinking about going to my previous doctor for a second opinion; the only reason I changed doctors was to have a female doctor. What do you guys suggest?
Sandy
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