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Fluid food-dialysis


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A pamphlet I made using information off Davita's website for hemodialysis patients. Gives some advice on diet and fluid restrictions while on dialysis.

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Fluid food-dialysis

  1. 1. 5694680-697865What is a hemodialysis diet?The hemodialysis diet is an eating plan tailored to patients who are in stage 5 of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as end stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients have very little or no kidney function.ChocolateColaSalty snacksFast foodPotatoesCanned food-soups/veggiesDairy products- milk/cheeseBananasOranges-orange juiceTable saltSalt substitutesCoffeeAlcohol-beerTomatoesProcessed foods- microwave dinners*Generally avoid foods high in potassium (200mg or more), phosphorus (160mg), sodium (300mg), and fluid. Also, only take the vitamins that your nephrologist prescribes for you, no over the counter vitamins.My Restriction:____________per daySome Foods/Drinks to AvoidFor Recipes and more information on diet and fluid restrictions, please visit: / FluidRestrictionsDavita:Italian for to “give life”56953046106911-1136015-9144001551 Wewatta St.Denver, CO 80202Phone: 1-800-244-0680Information forHemodialysisPatientsDavita www.webaddress.comHow is my fluid restriction determined?Fluid restriction may vary for each individual patient. Factors such as weight gain between treatments, urine output and swelling are considered. If you are on hemodialysis, your weight is recorded before and after your dialysis session. Your nurse uses weight changes to help determine how much fluid to remove during dialysis. Sudden weight gain may mean you are drinking too much fluid. Hemodialysis patients who no longer urinate may have liquids restricted to 32 ounces or 1000ml each day. Those who still urinate some may be able to safely take in more fluids, however the staff at your hemodialysis unit will help you figure out your individualized fluid restrictions. You will need to do a 24 hour urine to determine this. What can I eat?In addition to enjoying a variety of nutritious foods, the hemodialysis diet will introduce a higher amount of protein into your eating plan. The exact amount will be determined by your dietitian. You will be encouraged to get protein from high quality sources such as lean meat, poultry, fish and egg whites. These high protein foods provide all the essential amino acids your body needs.What can’t I eat?The hemodialysis diet will restrict foods that contain high amounts of sodium, phosphorus and potassium. Your dietitian will provide you with a diet guide and food lists that indicate which foods are allowed and which ones you should avoid or limit. You will also limit your fluid intake.-1000125-914400Why do I have to eat this way?Your dietitian and doctor will strongly recommend you follow the hemodialysis diet, so your dialysis treatments will be effective and you can feel your best. You will also reduce the risk of other health complications associated with kidney disease and dialysis.Since your kidneys are not functioning properly your body is unable to secrete the added toxins and fluids you ingest. This can cause a build up which can harm your body and make you feel ill. In some severe cases the excess toxins can even be life threatening.Hemodialysis<br />