Advertisement

How will I need to change my diet if I am on hemodialysis?

If you are on hemodialysis, you will need to change your diet in the following ways:
  • Eat more high-protein foods.
  • Eat fewer high-salt, high-potassium and high-phosphorus foods.
  • Learn how much fluid you can safely drink (including coffee, tea and water).

Continue Learning about Dialysis

How will my healthcare team react if I want to stop dialysis?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
If you decide you want to discontinue dialysis treatment, the members of your healthcare team will w...
More Answers
How often will I need dialysis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
You will need dialysis treatment anywhere from a few times a week to several times daily, depending ...
More Answers
What types of dialysis are there?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
Dialysis is a way of cleaning your blood when your kidneys no longer can. It gets rid of your body's...
More Answers
Will dialysis restrict my normal activities?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
For conventional hemodialysis, you will need to visit a medical center three times a week for at lea...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.