If you have end-stage kidney disease, this means that your kidneys are having trouble balancing certain minerals and filtering toxins from digestion. This can lead to loss of calcium from the bones, trouble with your heart rhythm, and severe pain and symptoms that affect your ability to do simple daily tasks. Keep reading to learn some great nutrition tips for end-stage kidney disease.
While exercising regularly and taking medicines as prescribed by your health care provider may help slow down the progression of kidney disease, when you already have kidney disease, how you eat makes a huge difference. Read more to learn the some great nutrition tips for kidney disease in all the different stages.
When someone has chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are things we need to monitor to make sure our kidneys stay healthy. One of these things is our blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can increase the risk of complications with chronic kidney disease. We will look at why chronic kidney disease and hypertension are related, and how we can manage these conditions to improve our health.
Currently, only 10% of patients with kidney disease see a Dietitian before reaching ‘end-stage' kidney failure and requiring dialysis. Around 90% of adults don’t know they have declining function - including half of those patients that have already had a significant loss in kidney function. Depending on underlying factors that may worsen your CKD risks, making dietary changes that align with the root causes will play an important role in slowing or stopping kidney disease from getting worse. Here we will talk about generalized nutrition pointers to help protect the kidneys.
Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed with kidney disease, or you’ve had it for a while, chances are you are reading this because you want to keep them healthy. There are a few major factors that influence our kidneys, most of these are lifestyle-related, like diet and exercise, but many other factors influencing kidney function are related to either supplements or even other diseases. Below we will review a variety of lifestyle factors that influence the health of your kidneys.
As we age, our kidneys start to wear out, becoming less efficient at filtering out waste and extra fluid from our blood. The result of this is chronic kidney disease. The more advanced the disease, the more nutritional restrictions you will have, including for fluids. This guide will help you better understand your condition, learn how to stay within your recommended fluid intake, and manage side effects such as thirst and dry mouth.
Are you tired of the same old salt and pepper seasonings? Wondering how to add more flavor to your food while still limiting salt. Here are some fun ideas for adding a little zest to your meals!