Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition is key to managing kidney disease and your overall health. Learn more about food and your kidneys here.

Overview

Click on a stage for more information. Be sure to talk with your healthcare practitioner about your individual nutrition needs.

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Kidney disease stages 1-4

How a healthy diet to help prevent the progression of kidney disease.

Dialysis

Most patients on dialysis need to limit the amount of sodium, potassium, and phosphorus in their diets.
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Transplant

After a kidney transplant, your diet will still be an important part of maintaining your overall health.

Kidney Stones

If you have had kidney stones, you may need to follow a special diet to prevent kidney stones coming back.

Diet

DASH

The DASH diet has been shown to help decrease blood pressure and lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and kidney stones.

Plant-Based

Studies show that eating whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables is one of the most important ways to keep kidneys healthy.

Managing nutrients