Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Failure
Why is good nutrition important for people with kidney disease?
Making healthy food choices is important to us all, but it is even more important if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Why? Good nutrition gives you energy to:
- do your daily tasks
- prevent infection
- build muscle
- help maintain a healthy weight
- keep your kidney disease from getting worse.
Will i need to change my diet if I have kidney disease?
There is no one eating plan that is right for everyone with kidney disease. What you can or cannot eat will change over time, depending on how much kidney function you have and other factors, like having diabetes, for example. Your doctor can refer you to a dietitian with special training who can teach you how to choose foods that are right for you.
(Both from National Kidney Foundation)