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Nutritional education for patients
with declining renal function.

A person may prevent or delay some health problems from chronic kidney disease (CKD) by eating the right foods and avoiding foods high in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. Learning about calories, fats, proteins, and fluids is important for a person with advanced CKD.

Protein foods such as meat and dairy products break down into waste products that healthy kidneys remove from the blood. As CKD progresses, nutritional needs change. A registered dietitian may recommend that a patient with reduced kidney function choose foods carefully.