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What diet is appropriate for someone undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis?

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Dr. W. james Chon answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Patients who have ESRD (end-stage renal disease) and require dialysis need adequate nutrition (daily protein 1.2 gm/kg) but need to watch out for high phosphorus and potassium. Dialysis patients are assigned a dietitian to review their diet and to go over their blood test results to individualize their dietary needs.

Answered Jan 2, 2016



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