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Tips For People with CKD Learn About Nutrition

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Aug 15, 2011 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers describes reading materials that can help people with chronic kidney disease to eat healthy and protect their kidneys.


For people with chronic kidney disease, figuring out the best diet to keep your kidneys healthy can be challenging. So, we've developed materials to make it easier for you to eat right.

Hi, I'm Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I'm the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Over the past few weeks, I've been talking to you about good nutrition and how it can help slow down the course of kidney disease. You should limit salt and sodium, get the right balance of protein, and eat a heart-healthy diet. Additionally, if your kidney disease is more severe, your health care provider may suggest that you eat foods that are lower in phosphorus and potassium.

To get a handle on the foods you eat, work with your dietitian, and read our Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease on How to Read a Food Label.

For more information, visit our website at NIDDK or . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.

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