Kidney Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

11. What changes in diet can help with kidney disease?

Cutting back salt intake can be an important dietary change, since this helps control blood pressure. Also, eat the right amount of protein. Because excess protein makes your kidneys work harder, eating enough, but not too much, protein may help protect your kidneys. Talk to your dietitian about how to choose the right combination of protein foods for you. You can find a dietitian near you through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics directory.