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Sodium & dialysis: the basics

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
A low-salt diet is enormously important for kidney disease. It lowers blood pressure, ensures that blood pressure lowering medication works better and reduces your thirst.

Phosphate & dialysis: the basics

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
As a person on dialysis, you should restrict your phosphate intake to avoid secondary diseases. Have you always wondered what phosphate and dialysis are all about? Here you can learn more about it.

Potassium & dialysis: the basics

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
If your blood potassium levels are too high, you should make sure that you do not take in too much potassium with your food. But what exactly is potassium and why is it so important for people on dialysis?

Your most important blood values explained

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
As a dialysis patient, you get regular blood work. Does your doctor throw around words like erythrocytes and thrombocytes? Here you will find some of the most important values, explained as simply as possible.

Calcium & dialysis: the basics

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
Calcium is one of the parameters that must be controlled during dialysis in order to avoid secondary diseases.

Creatinine & urea - what exactly are your "kidney values"?

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
Creatinine and urea are used as important measures of kidney function in people with kidney disease. They are breakdown products of your metabolism and they are excreted via the kidney.