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February 10, 2014

Kidney Diet Double Ps -Potassium and Phosphorus


3 Comments to “Kidney Diet Double Ps -Potassium and Phosphorus”

  1. Patrick Stults said,

    August 14, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    I am on dialasys and also on the renal diet for 14 years and now I am still on it and I have been eating all low phosrus and patisum foods that I can eat and I am taking my binders and also my phosrus and potassium is still high and I am on the diet and eating nothing else but what is on it how strict can I go on it I am already loosing weight because I am sticking so tight on the diet and what should I do?

  2. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    August 26, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    Your weight loss may be contributing to the problem. If you are not eating adequate calories and protein you could be breaking down muscle mass which will increase potassium release into the blood. Ask your dietitian for a thorough evaluation and nutrition plan. If you have a sudden increase in potassium and phosphorus without eating higher potassium and phosphorus foods, ask your doctor to check your dialysis access. Problems with access can prevent adequate cleaning of the blood and contribute to higher potassium and phosphorus.

  3. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    September 22, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    Inadequate calorie and protein intake may contribute to your problem, so the fiorst action is to work with your dietitian on a meal plan that covers your calorie and protein requirements. Next, use the DaVita Diet Helper Nutrition Tracker to track what you eat over a 3 to 7 day period, then share the Summary with your dietitian. Non-diet related causes of high potassium and phosphorus must be evaluated. Inadequate dialysis and access problems will contribute to increases in both of these values.


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