Nutrition and Kidney Disease, Stages 1-4

Video: What should I eat if I have chronic kidney disease?
Video: What should I eat if I have chronic kidney disease?

Learn the basics!

Most patients in the early stages of kidney disease need to limit the amount of sodium in their diet. Some patients may be told to limit protein in their diet as well. The DASH diet is often recommended for patients with kidney disease. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about your specific nutrition needs.

If your kidney disease gets worse, you may also need to limit potassium or phosphorus in your diet. Talk with your healthcare provider about your specific nutrition needs.

Here are some additional resources to help you stay healthy with kidney disease through your diet: