Kidney Disease

Information for those with chronic kidney disease in stages 1-5. Learn about nutrition like phosphorus, potassium, sodium and more.

Electrolytes and Kidney Disease: Sodium, Potassium and More!

When you think of the words “minerals and kidney disease” or “electrolytes and kidney disease” what do you think of? Do you just think of sodium, potassium and phosphorus, or do you think about things like calcium, magnesium or selenium?  Sodium, potassium and phosphorus are the three main mineral and electrolyte players when it comes …

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Vitamins for Kidneys: B-Complex Vitamins and More

It’s easy to think that grabbing any daily multivitamin at the store would better your health. However, in the case that you have CKD, this isn’t all that true. Everyone with kidney problems has different needs for various vitamins and minerals, but how do you know what vitamins for kidneys to get? There are varying …

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Vitamins for Kidneys: Vitamin D and the Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Standing in the supplement aisle of a store can be intimidating to anyone. There’s no sign that points you to the “vitamins for kidneys” section, so how do you know which ones are right for you? There are varying dosages, different names for the same vitamins, store brands vs name brands, and the list goes …

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Fluid Restriction in CKD: When it’s critical and how much is too much

In many situations, there is a need for fluid restriction in CKD (chronic kidney disease). Whether it’s ckd stage 3, dialysis patients, or anywhere before or in between, a fluid restriction may become critical when caring for kidney health.  But how much fluid does that mean? What happens if you drink too much? Is there …

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Milk for Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know

The milk shelves are getting stocked with more options! Almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, oat milk, and, oh yeah, cow’s milk. Wondering which milk you should include in your diet? Here are a few options to look at and what you need to pay attention to if you have kidney disease.