Dialysis Diet


Dialysis is life-saving procedure that removes waste products from the body with help of an artificial kidney i.e. a dialyzer. This procedure is usually recommended to individuals with kidney failure. It is essential to change your diet if you have been advised dialysis as a treatment as dietary modifications help you live longer and healthier on dialysis. This diet is known as a dialysis diet.
The below article highlights when do you need nutrition guidance, how can you benefit as well as what are the differences between a general diet and a dialysis diet
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  • The process of dialysis helps in removing certain waste products from body; however, it is important to keep these waste products in control between the two dialysis treatments

  • Hence, it is important to select foods that are good for dialysis patients, for which you need correct dietary guidance

  • With nutrition guidance, you can keep waste products under control

  • Your Renal Dietitian can help you select foods wisely, as a result of which you can avoid fatal complications as well as lead a better quality of life on dialysis

  • The difference is that a dialysis diet is usually:

    • low in salt

    • low in proteins

    • low in fluids

    • at times, low is potassium

    • at times, low in phosphates

  • Kidney diet/ renal diets are cautiously individualized and require a careful quantification of the above nutrients to keep kidney health in check

  • This can be done by a Qualified Renal Nutritionist

  • Get information about some DO’s and DON’T’s about dialysis diet by our expert Renal Nutritionist

  • Get access to our healthy dialysis recipes designed especially for dialysis patients