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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.

Practical tips for a low-salt diet

Sodium is responsible for regulating your blood pressure and water balance in the human body. Since these two often get out of hand with kidney disease, a low-salt diet is often recommended for dialysis patients. In this article, you will find practical tips on how you can easily manage this.

Tips for reducing the amount you drink

Dr. Diego Parada Rodriguez
Probably the most difficult challenge for many dialysis patients is reducing the amount they drink each day. This is not surprising, as many patients are often recommended to drink less than one litre of water per day. However, this is incredibly important for your health and there are a number of practical tips that can support you in your controlled drinking behaviour.