Nutrition and Dialysis

Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself and your kidneys healthy to help delay the time before you need dialysis.

If you are on dialysis, a healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart complications, keep you at a healthy weight and keep lab values under control to minimize risk of side effects and negative symptoms. If you eat healthier, you will feel healthier.

Depending on the stage of kidney disease or type of dialysis you are on, you may need to watch certain parts of your diet more closely. The nutrients that need to be monitored most closely are: Protein, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Fluid.

It is important to understand that everyone's dietary needs will be different. The information presented here is general and can be adjusted based on your preferences. Dietitians are happy to work with you to make the foods you eat healthier and more enjoyable.

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