The Basics

For patients on dialysis, nutrition management is often the first stage in treatment as it plays an essential role in supporting kidney function. When you begin dialysis treatment, you may find that you are faced with many new lifestyle changes, specifically to your diet. Fluid, potassium, protein and phosphorus are all important to consider when you are on dialysis. At Mount Baker Kidney Center, your dietitian will evaluate your health and provide you with detailed information on the best choices for you and explain how nutrition is a vital part of your treatment.