Where can I find information about a healthy diet for kidney disease?

With kidney disease, you may need to closely monitor the amounts of protein, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and fluid that you consume. FNIC cannot provide individualized medical nutrition advice, but has general resources devoted to kidney health at Diet and Disease > Kidney.

It is important to speak with your healthcare provider or an RD to find out the best approach for you, as diet recommendations may vary from person to person with kidney disease. RDs are health professionals who are trained to provide counseling on nutrition and eating habits. They can provide personalized dietary advice, taking into consideration your health status, lifestyle and food preferences. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics can help you locate an RD who specializes in your health condition with Find a Registered Dietitian.