Age: 84 Years
Length of Treatment: 5 Months
“Initially, it was not easy to start with this kind of diet, but when you see the results, you start to believe in the treatment.”
Luis Ramón’s Story
I had symptoms like leg and ankle swelling (edema) and a loss of appetite. The blood test showed very high prostate specific antigen (PSA). In the clinic, they didn´t take into account the growth of the prostate which caused some damage that resulted in a significant loss of blood. Subsequent treatment included three sessions of dialysis, blood transfusions and special diets. I am waiting now for a prostate operation, so I´m very hopeful. They advised me to eat a supplemented very low protein diet.
At first, I had some doubts because it is a new lifestyle, we were used to eating a lot of protein (meat, milk, cheese, etc.), it is part of our eating habits. I started with a plant-based diet, then I also added chicken, turkey, fish etc.; Initially, it is not easy to start with this kind of diet, but when you see the results, you start to believe in the treatment. So, I can say that if you are committed and if you want to take care of your kidney health, you can start with such a treatment.
My daily routine before the operation includes reading, walks when the weather allows it, a little exercise. I hope that after the operation I can do more activity.
I am very grateful for the support and patience they have had with me, especially my wife, my daughter, doctor, nurses, and nutritionists who have been treating me with efficiency and concern.