For patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), their kidneys are unable to filter waste and extra fluid out of their bodies. Kidney replacement therapy is now required for these patients to perform the daily functions of healthy kidneys.
Dialysis patients will need to make some lifestyle adjustments, which include their daily diet. Dialysis patients should follow certain dietary restrictions to remain healthy and balanced throughout their treatment journey. Maintaining a regulated and balanced diet – including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and liquids – will provide CKD patients with a good foundation for staying healthy while on treatment.
Patients should start working with their clinician or dietitian to develop a personalised diet plan satisfying all their nutritional needs.