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Protein, Potassium, and Phosphorus: Three Key Ps of Renal Health

Proper nutrition is especially important when you are receiving dialysis. Choosing foods carefully to get the right amount of protein, potassium, and phosphorus can help you make the most of every day. Ask your dietitian about your unique needs for:

Protein

Make Good Protein Choices
Protein is used by the body for building, repairing, and maintaining body tissues. It also helps fight infections and keeps your fluids in balance. You need extra protein because some of it is lost during dialysis. It's important for you to choose foods that are high in protein but lower in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus.
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Nepro® with Carb Steady® is available at Walgreens, H-E-B, Rite Aid, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, and through Abbott Nutrition Home Delivery (1-800-986-8502).
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Potassium

Control Your Potassium Intake
Potassium is a mineral found in many fruits and vegetables, and it helps your nerves, muscles, and heart work properly. For people with CKD, the kidneys can no longer filter potassium properly from the blood, so high levels can build up in the blood, leading to nausea, weakness, irregular heartbeat, and even heart failure. So it's important to control the amount of high-potassium foods you eat.
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Nepro® with Carb Steady® is available at Walgreens, H-E-B, Rite Aid, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, and through Abbott Nutrition Home Delivery (1-800-986-8502).
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Phosphorus

Control Your Phosphorus Intake
Phosphorus is a mineral found in many foods and food additives. When your kidneys aren't working right, phosphorus can build up in your blood. Too much phosphorus can lead to bone and heart problems, so it's important to control the amount of phosphorus you eat.
Good phosphorus choices
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Nepro® with Carb Steady® is available at Walgreens, H-E-B, Rite Aid, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, and through Abbott Nutrition Home Delivery (1-800-986-8502).
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