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Nutrition in Renal Disease

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Clinical Companion in Nephrology
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Q1 Why might patients with kidney disease need dietary advice?

Malnutrition is a major problem amongst this patient group affecting between 28 and 48 % of individuals. It has an adverse impact on mortality rates. Patients with CKD stages 4 or 5 often present with potassium and phosphate electrolyte imbalance which will require dietetic management. Patients on dialysis usually produce little or no urine and frequently require education in relation to fluid and sodium restriction to prevent fluid overload.

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Findlay, M., Isles, C. (2015). Nutrition in Renal Disease. In: Clinical Companion in Nephrology. Springer, Cham.

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