When Kidneys are not working, the Kidneys are not able to eliminate the toxins and the waste builds up in the blood. To keep these waste products building in your body, you have to watch what you eat and drink. To make sure you are making the most of what you eat and drink, work closely with your dietitian or nutritionist. Also ask your dietitian or nutritionist to help you form a daily meal plan. By including food choices that are good for a renal diet, you can work to lower wastes in your blood and feel better in between treatments. This will help slow down the chronic kidney disease.
Diet varies for different Kidney disorders. Recommendations are different based on whether a person has Chronic Kidney Disease OR is on Dialysis. When you're on dialysis, your body loses protein. To improve your nutritional well-being, it's important to eat high-protein foods so you can maintain a healthy level of protein in your body. By doing so, you can reduce your risk for complications to your health, such as infections, weakness, and fatigue.
Most patients in the early stages of kidney disease need to limit the amount of sodium and protein in their diet. The DASH diet is often recommended for patients with kidney disease. Be sure to talk with our nutritionists about your specific nutrition needs.
I HAVE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
I AM ON DIALYSIS
Your dietitian will help plan your diet. Some of the Key basics of diet, when on dialysis, are: