Chronic Kidney Disease (non-dialysis)

Chronic Kidney Disease (non-dialysis)

The primary goals of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for patients with chronic kidney disease are to “prevent and treat protein-energy malnutrition, mineral and electrolyte disorders” and to minimize the impact of other conditions on the progression of kidney disease, including calorie intake, protein, anemia, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and disorders of lipid metabolism, among others.

The ADA guideline states “the registered dietitian plays an integral role on the interdisciplinary care team by determining the optimal nutrition prescription and developing the nutrition care plan for patients undergoing therapy for chronic kidney disease.”

Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition

The National Kidney Foundation encourages those with kidney disease to seek out professionals to help manage your nutrition as part of an overall plan for treating and maintaining optimal quality of life with the disease. Diet is key. If your disease progresses, your dietary needs change too. Knowing what foods are important for your individual treatment can lead to better health and management of kidney disease.

What are best foods to treat chronic kidney disease?

Although there are various individual factors for your specific food plan, here are some guidelines for management of chronic kidney disease.

  1. Select foods with lower salt and sodium (less than 2,300MG of sodium daily)
  2. Eat the amount and types of correct proteins
  3. Choose heart healthy foods
  4. Purchase fresh foods vs. canned, preserved and pre-prepared to lower sodium content
  5. Check the labels for salt and sodium content
  6. Eat small amounts of protein
  7. Rinse canned vegetables

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