Nutrition & Nightly/Short Daily Home Hemodialysis
When you have chronic kidney disease, nutrition is an important part of your treatment plan.
Your dietitian will help you plan your meals with the right foods and in the right amounts. Nutrients affecting the kidneys at this stage are:
Your doctor or renal dietitian will monitor your blood work. If any changes are required to your diet, a renal dietitian will work with you to develop a meal plan that will fit within your cultural and lifestyle needs. It is important to remember that dietary changes may vary among people with kidney disease.
Please note the following information is for people on the following treatment schedules:
- Short Daily Hemodialysis (SDHD) is usually 2 to 2 ½ hours per treatment, five to six times per week
- Nocturnal Hemodialysis (NHD) is usually 8 to 9 hours per treatment, six nights per week
With increased use of hemodialysis, there are less dietary restrictions