A Diet List in Albuminuria.

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In the treatment of albuminuria, where the urine has a low specific gravity, the following diet list has been arranged by this editor for his patients, and has been found to give satisfactory results.

Must Not Eat: May Eat:
Pies Fish
Pastry Poultry
Spices Raw Eggs
Rich Food Eggs Rare, Cooked
Greasy Food Juicy Rare Beef
Fats Custards
Butter Bread
Sugar Fruit, if no Diarrhea
Potatoes Skimmed Milk
Rice Tomatoes
Corn Apple Sauce
Beans Buckwheat
Corn Starch

Drink no liquors nor wines, eat one kind of meat only once each day, cooked without grease or fats, preferably rare broiled beef. Drink skimmed milk as near to the exclusion of all other drinks as possible.

In one case where the specific gravity was only 10.08, where this diet was rigidly adhered to, the change was so marked that in six months it was necessary to reverse the treatment and diet for a short time, as the specific gravity increased to 10.32, the urine containing large quantities of urates and uric acid.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 3, 1909, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.