Category Archives: FAQ
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 »
Why a kidney-friendly diet helps those with chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease happens slowly over time. If kidney disease is detected early enough, steps can be taken to help slow the progression to either…Continue Reading »
Are phosphorus binders really that important in the dialysis diet?
For people on dialysis too much phosphorus can harm their hearts and make bones weak. Excess phosphorus is normally removed by working kidneys through urine….Continue Reading »