The kidneys are responsible for maintaining the proper levels of important substances in our bodies. The most important ones include potassium, sodium, phosphate and fluid (water). As kidney function declines, the body’s ability to eliminate these does as well. This can result in a dangerous buildup of any or all of these substances. Your nephrologist (kidney doctor) will advise you regarding any dietary restrictions you may need to follow. The items listed below are intended for patients who have been instructed to restrict their intake of potassium, sodium, phosphate or fluids. Also listed below is information about protein intake and dietary information for patients with kidney stones. Please note that this information is only to supplement that which you have been provided by your physician.
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