When is protein restriction recommended as a strategy to manage glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Protein restriction early in chronic kidney disease (CKD) as a means to delay a decline in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is controversial; however, as the patient approaches CKD stage 5, this strategy is recommended in adults (but not in children) to delay the onset of uremic symptoms.


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