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i Kidney Failure EAT RIGHT TO FEEL RIGHT on Hemodialysis
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Kidney Failure EAT RIGHT TO FEEL RIGHT on Hemodialysis National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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Contents How to use this booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 How does food affect my hemodialysis? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What do I need to know about fluids? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 What do I need to know about potassium? . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 What do I need to know about phosphorus? . . . . . . . . . . 10 What do I need to know about protein? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 What do I need to know about sodium? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 What do I need to know about calories? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Should I take vitamins and minerals? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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1 How to use this booklet When you start hemodialysis, you must make many changes in your life. Watching the foods you eat will make you healthier. This book will help you choose the right foods. Use this booklet with a dietitian to help you learn how to eat right to feel right on hemodialysis. Read one section at a time. Then go through the exercise with your dietitian. Once you have completed every exercise, keep this book to remind yourself of foods you can eat and foods to avoid. My dietitian’s name is __________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________________________
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2 How does food affect my hemodialysis? Food gives you energy and helps your body repair itself. Food is broken down in your stomach and intestines. Your blood picks up nutrients from the digested food and carries them to all your body cells. These cells take nutrients from your blood and put waste products back into the bloodstream. When your kidneys were healthy, they worked around the clock to remove wastes from your blood. The wastes left your body when you urinated. Other wastes are removed in bowel movements. Talk to a dietitian to learn how to eat right on hemodialysis.
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3 Now your kidneys have stopped working. Hemodialysis removes wastes from your blood. But between sessions, wastes can build up in your blood and make you sick. You can reduce the amount of wastes by watching what you eat and drink. A good meal plan can improve your dialysis and your health. Your clinic has a dietitian to help you plan meals. A dietitian specializes in food and nutrition. A dietitian with special training in care for kidney health is called a renal dietitian. What do I need to know about fluids? You already know you need to watch how much you drink.
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