- Eat more high protein foods such as meats, eggs, fish and milk.
- Decrease high salt, high potassium, and high phosphorus foods as advised by your physician.
- Learn how much fluid you can safely drink (including coffee, tea, and water).
- Use less salt and eat fewer salty foods: this may help to control blood pressure and reduce weight gains between dialysis sessions.
- Use herbs, spices, and low-salt flavor enhancers in place of salt.
- Avoid salt substitutes made with potassium.
- Increase your oral intake. Your body needs more calories if you are on dialysis. Supplement your diet with renal friendly nutritional supplements such as Suplena, Resource or Boost beverage.
Every patient under the care of a Suburban Home Health Care professional will receive a detailed plan of care designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient. The information above is offered as a helpful resource to our viewers but should not be considered a substitute for professional medical attention. Call our office today and let us develop a plan of care for you or your loved one.