Category Archives: FAQ
Is there an online resource to help with planning a kidney diet?
Hang on—help is on the way! DaVita.com is creating an online meal planner called the DaVita Diet Helper. It provides kidney-friendly meals and snacks based…Continue Reading »
What are some foods that boost calories but are low in sodium, potassium and phosphorus?
Some calorie boosters include: butter mints cranberry juice cranberry sauce frosting fruit roll-ups hard candy honey jam or jelly jelly beans marshmallows pancake syrup regular…Continue Reading »
How much fluid can a person with chronic kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) consume?
Generally, peritoneal dialysis patients begin with a fluid restriction of 64 ounces or 2000 ml (2 liters) each day. This amount is then adjusted up…Continue Reading »
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 »