Diet

ESRD patient shopping for produce

When you are on dialysis, you need to be careful about what you eat. Learning about your diet and changing your eating habits can help you stay healthy. To feel better and protect your health, your making these three changes can make a big difference:    

  1. Limiting fluids
  2. Eating a low-protein diet
  3. Limiting salt, potassium, and phosphorous

You may feel these changes limit you. Yet they can work to limit the build-up of waste products in your body. Talk to your renal dietitian. Learn about what’s best for you to eat. The changes in your diet that you choose can keep you on the path of better health in the months and years ahead.  

Learn More

Diet for Chronic Kidney Disease: the National Institute of Health website explains more about how to eat when you have kidney disease.

Suggested Foods for Dialysis Patients: a comprehensive list of foods from the American Association of Kidney Patients.

Kidney APPetite: a handy software app American Kidney Fund helps you track, manage, and adjust your daily nutrient intake.