Leads to calcification or a hardening of soft tissues including the heart, lungs, and blood vessels.
What are some sources of calcium other than food?
Using calcium containing medication (tums, rolaids, bayer womens aspirin), taking calcium supplement or Vitamin D supplement containing calcium, taking vitamin (non-renal) containing calcium, taking calcium containing binders too soon before or too long after meals, taking calcium containing binders at times other than with meals/snacks, using nutrition supplements with significant calcium content, low phosphorus levels (<3.0 mg/dL)
This method reduces potassium content by approximately 50% 1.Peel, thinly slice and rinse potatoes 2.Cover with water (twice as much as potatoes) and bring to a boil 3.Remove from heat and pour off water 4.Replace with fresh water and cook until tender 5.Drain and use as desired
What are some ways to help control fluid intake?
Chew gum or suck on hard candy Spray mouth with cold mouthwash Eat less sodium to help control thirst Drink only when truly thirsty Sip, dont gulp. Use small cups Avoid activities that cause you to become overheated and extra thirsty. Avoid the heat of the day
What is the daily sodium limit for most people on dialysis?