Dialysis is a treatment for advanced kidney failure, which can be fatal if left untreated. When kidney failure is in an advanced stage, the only other treatment option is kidney transplant. However, certain complications caused by kidney failure can also be alleviated or lessened through a special diet. This usually means foods low in salt, protein, and potassium. Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietician, who will help design a special diet.
- Q What can I do to feel better after a dialysis treatment?
- Q What are the effects of fluid build-up caused by dialysis?
- Q How can I get rid of excess fluid weight caused by dialysis?
- Q How should I prepare food to avoid contamination if I am on dialysis?
- Q How often will I need dialysis?
- Q How does phosphorus affect people on dialysis?