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Nutrition and Diet

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If you are on dialysis your diet is a very important part of your care. The dietitian at your facility can work with you to come up with an individualized plan which will be focused on:

 Getting the right amount of calories and protein
 Staying at a healthy body weight
Important nutrients for you to be aware of include:

 Protein/albumin
 Sodium and fluids
 Phosphorus and calcium
 Potassium
 Vitamins and minerals

Fluid Management

Kidneys are instrumental in removing excess water in the body, so when your kidneys don’t work, it is harder to keep the right fluid balance. The right balance is important, because if you gain too much fluid, you may have: Swelling in your face, hands, and feet Headaches and low...

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