Does Keto Affect Kidneys?

Does Keto Affect Kidneys?

Does Keto Affect Kidneys?

Before we establish that, it is important to consider how healthy your kidneys are before keto. I ask every new Ketorets client that comes onboard to send me a blood report. It allows me to assess their body’s compatibility with keto. Likewise, you must get a routine blood test done when you are off the diet. 

Various reasons can affect kidney functions while you are on keto. These include less water intake, high protein intake, negligible fibre consumption etc. Having said that, lack of proper nutrition on a “normal” diet too can affect kidney, or for that matter any organ in the body.

The key to a successful keto lies in following it with required safety precautions. The utmost importance of drinking ample water cannot be stressed enough. I have said it before and I will say it again, if you are not peeing enough, you are not doing keto properly (How Much Water Should I Drink on Keto and Why?).

A dehydrated body on keto is a magnet for worrisome issues. Equally important is striking a fine balance between protein, fat, and fibre sources. However, you can be doing everything right and still face problems. That is because keto is NOT one-size-fit-all diet. Every individual’s body reacts differently to the ketogenic diet.

If you are doing keto by yourself, a sound familiarity with the do’s and don’ts will work in your favour. If you are doing it with a professional, have an open dialogue with them about anything that troubles you – open and transparent communication is the key here.

And help is just a click away, so read up and learn more about the regime you are about to follow. If you are worried about jumping into something unknown, you must allow yourself the time to get to know it better. Learning is a lifelong process and hopefully, keto learning is too.

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