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How does nocturnal dialysis work?
People on dialysis spend many hours every week getting their blood cleaned. Peritoneal dialysis, but especially hemodialysis in the center, often interferes with daily life when conducted during the day. This blog article describes the possibility of so-called night dialysis - dialysis while you sleep - which allows working people, for example, to free up some of their time during the day.
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Restless Legs Syndrome in dialysis - what exactly is it?
Do you sometimes feel an excruciating restlessness and tension in the legs - possibly also a pulling or even stinging sensation that doesn't let you sleep well at night? You are not alone in this! This is known as Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and it occurs frequently in connection with dialysis. Below you will learn what RLS is about, what the symptoms and causes are, and what options there are in therapy to counteract this.
Important after transplantation: cancer screening
Cancer screening is unavoidable after a transplant because of your immunosuppression medication. But why is this, what is happening in the body and what do you need to watch out for? Should you be worried now? You will find the answers to these questions in this article.
Shopping & eating out with your new transplanted kidney
While you can enjoy a lot of freedom in your diet after your kidney transplant compared to the dialysis period, there are a few important food-related things you should definitely keep in mind throughout the life of your new kidney. After all, we want your kidney to survive as long as possible. Here is a summary of the most important tips for food shopping, meal preparation and eating out after a kidney transplant!
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Sodium & Transplantation - the basics
A low-salt diet is enormously important in kidney disease and also after a successful kidney transplant. It lowers blood pressure, ensures that blood pressure-lowering medications work better, and thus plays a major role in keeping your new kidney functioning well for as long as possible.
New to dialysis? Here are some nutrition basics
Your diet and drinking habits are incredibly important as a dialysis patient - you should adapt them compared to your time before dialysis. They influence your well-being during dialysis and in your everyday life.
How much can I actually drink now?
Reducing your drinking amount each day is probably the biggest challenge for many people on dialysis, especially in the beginning. Here you can find out why this is so important, which drinking amounts are recommended and what could help you to reduce your drinking amount.
Potassium & dialysis: the basics
If your blood potassium levels are too high, you should make sure that you do not take in too much potassium with your food. But what exactly is potassium and why is it so important for people on dialysis?
10 diet tricks to reduce your potassium
Many people with kidney disease are told by their doctor to reduce potassium in their diet, but in practice, everything edible contains potassium. Here are some practical, simple tips for living more potassium-conscious in your everyday life and an explanation of why this is so important if you are living with chronic kidney disease or are undergoing dialysis treatment.
Which foods contain how much potassium?
Many patients with chronic kidney disease are advised to eat a low-potassium diet. But what foods actually contain how much potassium? This article gives you an overview and a few basic rules about the most important food categories.
Sodium & dialysis: the basics
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. In this article, you will find practical tips on how you can easily manage this.
Tips for reducing the amount you drink
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.
Phosphate & dialysis: the basics
As a person on dialysis, you should restrict your phosphate intake to avoid secondary diseases. Have you always wondered what phosphate and dialysis are all about? Here you can learn more about it.
12 nutrition tricks to get your phosphate under control
Do your nephrologist or your dialysis team regularly preach to you that you should eat less phosphate? In this article, you'll find practical everyday tricks to help you do just that.
Which foods contain how much phosphate?
Many patients with chronic kidney disease are advised to eat a diet low in phosphates. But which foods actually contain how much phosphate?
Not all phosphate is the same -- but why?
Did you know that there are differences in the type of phosphate? In this article, you'll learn why you need to be careful with phosphate in some foods, while you can turn a blind eye to others.
What are food additives and why are they sneaky?
You've probably heard before that one should cut down on processed products, because some of them contain phosphate additives. This is particularly important for people on dialysis.
Protein & dialysis: the basics
Protein is the building material of our body. Since a part of the ingested protein is directly excreted again during dialysis, you should increase your protein intake as a dialysis patient. In this article you will find the most important information on proteins when living with dialysis.
Which foods contain how much protein?
In order to be able to eat a protein-rich diet, you should have an idea of where protein can be found in your diet. This article gives you an overview of protein rich foods. 
7 tips for a dialysis-friendly diet
Nutrition and dialysis are not the best of friends, especially at first. Suddenly you have to pay attention to a lot of things, reduce some things and increase others in order to compensate. Here are a few simple tips to get you started on a dialysis-friendly diet!
Why do I have to weigh myself so often?
If you are on dialysis, you have probably asked yourself why you have to weigh yourself so frequently. Here are the basics about it.
Calories & dialysis: the basics
Have you ever wondered why many dialysis patients are told to eat a high amount of calories? Here's all the basic information on calories & dialysis.
6 useful foods for renal failure
Here you will find 6 practical foods that will help you in your daily nutrition with chronic kidney disease. Ideally, they should become a permanent part of your kitchen activities.
Kidney basics
Have you ever wondered what exactly the kidneys are doing in a body? This article describes the complex tasks of the kidneys in a way that you should understand it, also if you are not a medical professional.
Kidney disease - what exactly is this?
The kidneys clean your blood and filter out the urine. But what happens when they can no longer do this? And what reasons can there be for this to happen?
Causes of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease can have many different causes. This article summarizes the most common causes for you.
How do I recognize kidney disease?
Have you ever wondered why GFR, your creatinine and urea levels, and protein and blood in your urine can be used to measure the progress of kidney disease?
How can I slow down the progression of CKD?
Are you not yet on dialysis, but have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD)? In this case, it is very important that you read this article.
Secondary diseases of CKD
Kidney disease can cause many complications, but don't let this scare you. It is very important to know that you can control and avoid many things through your own lifestyle.
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