Change in diet and lifestyle:
When kidneys are not working at optimum, wastes build up in blood instead of being removed by the kidneys. That is why a special diet is important to follow. Some foods may need to be changed in diet for a CKD patient. This may include limiting protein, carbohydrates, fat, fluid, sodium, potassium and phosphorous in diet.
Patient must watch his/her calories. A dietician can help design a meal plan for a CKD patient.
We hope that many of your questions have been answered and you feel more informed about CKD. We urge you to discuss what you read with your doctor. The more you know about CKD, the more likely you are to help slow and prevent more problems.