DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Potassium, Phosphorus and the Dialysis Diet http://www.davita.com/diet-and-nutrition/diet basics/potassium,-phosphorus-and-the-dialysis-diet/a/5309

Maybe it’s because both minerals start with the letter “p” that people find it confusing to distinguish between potassium and phosphorus. This article, written by DaVita renal dietitian, Helen Dorrough, will try to help you understand the difference between the two, and explains why both are limited in the dialysis diet. In addition to identifying “double jeopardy” foods high in both potassium and phosphorus, you’ll find a list of low potassium and low phosphorus food alternatives to help you do well on the kidney diet.