Category Archives: FAQ
Could a kidney patient double up on a multivitamin instead of taking renal vitamins?
Multivitamins or standard over-the-counter supplements are not suggested for dialysis patients as a replacement for renal vitamins for several reasons: Patients with kidney failure require…Continue Reading »
How much fluid can a person with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis drink?
Fluid intake for hemodialysis patients is limited between dialysis treatments since the kidneys lose the ability to make urine and remove excess fluid from the…Continue Reading »
What’s in the special renal vitamins for dialysis patients?
Renal vitamins contain B vitamins and a limited dose of vitamin C to help replace losses related to dialysis in those with end stage renal…Continue Reading »
How much fluid weight does a dialysis patient gain between treatments?
The amount of fluid weight gained depends on how much fluid is consumed, how often a dialysis patient has the dialysis treatment (daily versus 3…Continue Reading »
Which foods count as fluid for those with kidney disease following a dialysis diet and fluid restriction?
Melting Ice Cream Cone Any food that is liquid or will melt at room temperature counts as fluid. These can be divided into visible fluids…Continue Reading »
When is the best time for a dialysis patient to take renal vitamins?
Dialysis patients are instructed to take their renal vitamin once a day. For hemodialysis patients, renal vitamins are taken after dialysis. The reason is that…Continue Reading »
What is the purpose of a renal vitamin for kidney dialysis patients?
People on dialysis take a special renal vitamin preparation that contains B vitamins with extra folic acid and a limited amount of vitamin C. There…Continue Reading »
Why is potassium limited in the dialysis diet for people on hemodialysis?
Most people on hemodialysis limit high potassium foods to keep blood levels from going too high. Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles and nerves…Continue Reading »