Essential Vitamins for the CKD Patient

Essential Vitamins for the CKD Patient

Kidney Disease, vitamins
Stephanie Legin, RD, LDNRenal Dietitian Did you know there are 13 known vitamins the human body needs to function properly? How Vitamins Assist Your Body Vitamins are substances the body needs to help carry out special functions. Almost all vitamins come from the foods you eat since the body cannot make them.  They help the body use the foods you eat, provide energy, help the body grow and repair tissue, and are necessary to sustain life. It is recommended that people try to meet their vitamin requirements through a healthy eating plan that includes nutrient-dense forms of food. Vitamin Deficiencies and Chronic Kidney Disease Unfortunately, most people -- especially those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis -- do not get enough of the recommended vitamins…
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Exercising with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Exercising with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Exercise, Kidney Disease
Exercising with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Lauren Phillips, MS, RD, LDN Renal Dietitian With each new week, month, or year, many of us make resolutions to lose weight or increase physical activity. Making these resolutions a habit or knowing where to start can be difficult, especially when dealing with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on Dialysis. The general recommendation is to get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. Talk To Your Doctor Before starting any new forms of physical activity, make sure to discuss your plans with your primary care physician and nephrologist. This way your team can better monitor and provide you with care. If you were previously inactive, make sure to start…
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