Renal dietitians specialise is assessing nutritional requirements for those people with kidney problems, taking into account their complex needs. Renal dietitians aim to ensure patients are at the best nutritional status at all times.
Diet is an important part of the management for kidney disease. Healthy kidneys remove waste products and water from the body in the urine. When kidneys start to fail, these waste products build up and may result in symptoms such as poor appetite and weight loss. People who have kidney failure may need to avoid or limit certain foods and drinks to help control the levels of some of these waste products.
Renal dietitians provide individual tailored advice; based on blood results, whether a person is dialysing or not, their normal eating habits, social circumstances and any other medical conditions.
What we eat & drink, directly impacts our blood results & controlling Potassium, Phosphate & Sodium levels helps overall well-being. Using PatientView can help renal patients manage their own blood results. For more information; click here
Kidney Care UK & BDA
The cookbook was designed with kidney patients and their families in mind and have been adapted for those on restricted diets. The book has 47 recipes including, snacks and sides, pizzas, mains and desserts and contains a traffic light system to offer guidance on which recipes have high amounts of things such as sodium, salt, or potassium.
Kidney Care UK & Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Have produced a kidney friendly recipe book, created by the team of dietitians at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital to help you cook great every-day meals.
“Eating Well for Kidney Health: Expert Guidance and Delicious Recipes”
by Helena Jackson, Gavin James, Claire Green. Publisher: Class Publishing. ISBN-10: 185959204X
“Eating Well with Kidney Failure: A Practical Guide and Cookbook”
by Helena Jackson, Gavin James, Claire Green. Publisher: Class Publishing. ISBN-10: 9781859591161
“Truly Tasty: Over 100 Special Recipes Created by Irelands Top Chefs for Adults Living with Kidney Disease” by Valerie Twomey. Publisher: Atrium. ISBN-10: 1855942143
“Food with Thought” £2.50 from NKF Helpline, The National Kidney Federation, The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop, Notts S81 8BW