Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of chronic glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Protein-restricted diets (0.4-0.6 g/kg/day) are controversial but may be beneficial in slowing the decline in the GFR and reducing hyperphosphatemia (serum phosphate > 5.5 mg/dL) in patients with serum creatinine levels higher than 4 mg/dL. Monitor these patients for signs of malnutrition, which may contraindicate protein restriction. Educate patients about how potassium-rich diets help control hyperkalemia. Many dietary restrictions are no longer necessary with the initiation of renal replacement therapy.


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