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Kidney-Friendly Candy for Dialysis Patients

Kidney-Friendly Candy for Dialysis Patients

Candy is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and add extra calories to your diet, for those who need it. For people with kidney disease, there are certain candies that may be limited or restricted due to high phosphorus, potassium or sodium. Learn which candies are best for your kidney diet.


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Home Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Starting peritoneal dialysis (PD) can dramatically improve your health and should make you feel better. It has become the most common form of home dialysis treatment among patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Learn more »

Home Hemodialysis (HHD)

There are many benefits associated with home hemodialysis (HHD) that are causing it to grow in popularity, including easy-to-use machines, a better quality of life and improved training courses. Learn more »

In-Center Dialysis

In-center hemodialysis is for people who choose to perform treatments at a dialysis center. Hemodialysis filters the blood of wastes and extra fluid when the kidneys are no longer able to perform this function. Learn more »

In-Center Nocturnal Dialysis

In-center nocturnal dialysis turns nonproductive sleep time into hemodialysis treatment time, giving patients their days back. Patients receive hemodialysis in their dialysis center overnight for 6-8 hours while they sleep. Learn more »

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