YOUR DIET AND RENAL DISEASE

Updated: May 16, 2020

TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT You may have been diagnosed with renal disease and now you are wondering what to eat. What to eat is dependent on a number of factors; the type of renal condition you have, specific indicators in your blood chemistry and your general state of health and other health conditions you may have.

In this article, I will try to tackle a few areas on renal nutrition based on frequently asked questions by patients.

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Some blood chemistry indicators important in choosing the food to eat are; potassium, phosphate, calcium, sodium, bicarbonate, and albumin.

POTASSIUM Potassium is an important mineral needed in the bodies metabolism. It is very important to the body but when somebody has renal disease, the potassium blood potassium content can go very high which is dange