Dietary management of Chronic Kidney Disease
As kidney function decreases, following dietary advice can help control levels of minerals in the blood and improve some symptoms. It is important to talk to your dietitian as everyone's dietary needs will be different. Please click on the next few sections to learn more about this.
Salt is in lots of foods.
As kidney function decreases eating too much salt can lead to water building up in the body, such as in the legs, which can become swollen and uncomfortable. This is called oedema. The dietitian will advise on how to limit foods containing a lot of salt, for example, bacon, sausages, takeaways and processed foods. Eating more homemade foods can help reduce salt intake. Click here to see some examples of how to choose low salt options in the eating out resource.
Vitamin D and calcium
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