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Kidney Disease

People with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) maintain their kidney function better when medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is included in their treatment plan.  The purpose of MNT is to maintain good nutritional status, slow the progression of kidney disease, and treat nutrition related complications.  Key components of slowing progression of CKD are: controlling blood pressure by lowering sodium intake; avoiding high protein intake; managing diabetes; reducing intake of phosphate additives.

Please consult your dietitian for individualized recommendations.


Healthier Bites for Your Kidneys - a resource for early Chronic Kidney Disease with healthy recipes
Issue 1 - Spring Edition
Issue 2 - Summer Edition
Issue 3 - Fall Edition
Issue 4 - Winter Edition

VA e-Kidney Clinic - Learn how to take care of your kidneys and make choices that will help you feel your best.

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) - NKDEP is part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  It aims to improve understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

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