Also known as: kidney diet, renal diet
The presence of waste substances in the bloodstream is a result of the consumption of food and liquids. Individuals undergoing dialysis must adhere to a specific diet designed to reduce the accumulation of waste in their blood. Following a dialysis diet may also contribute to the enhancement of kidney function and the postponement of complete kidney failure.
A dialysis diet is characterized by its low levels of sodium, phosphorus, and protein. It places emphasis on the consumption of high-quality protein while restricting fluid intake. Some dialysis diets may also recommend limited consumption of potassium and calcium. Since each person’s dietary needs vary, dieticians collaborate with patients to create a personalized dialysis diet that suits their individual requirements.