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Managing Your Diet

We all have favorite foods and things we don’t like, foods we learned to like over time, and foods we used to eat but don’t eat any more. We may have pounds to lose or weight to gain. We may love to cook or never set foot in a kitchen. But any way we look at it, food is a big part of life. Find ways to keep the foods you enjoy as part of your dialysis-friendly diet with our Recipe Center.

A chronic illness like kidney failure can require changes in your eating and drinking habits. If you are taking hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis treatments, you will need to keep a watchful eye on certain nutrients. On this site, you’ll find tips to control your phosphorus, potassium, and sodium intake, as well as ways to maintain a healthy weight.


Content from Kidney School, a program of the Medical Education Institute, Inc.