Keeping yourself well during the COVID 19 Pandemic

COVID 19 food and fluid guidance for those with kidney disease. Advice for those with Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Kidney Disease (on dialysis) and Renal Transplants to reduce your risk of getting COVID – 19 and ways to keep yourself from getting admitted to hospital at this critical time.

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COVID 19 and Eating On Dialysis Days.

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If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, it is recommended to lower your salt intake. Making this change has important health benefits. All the information you need to successfully lower your salt intake can be found in this short video.

Stages of Kidney Disease

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The Irish Nephrology Society currently recommends classifying Chronic Kidney Disease into five stages based on a measure estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). eGFR is a test that is used to assess how well your kidneys are working. It is based on age, sex, and blood creatinine level.

 

CKD Stage eGFR
1 >90ml/min/1.73m2
2 60-89ml/min/1.73m2
3 30-59ml/min/1.73m2
4 15-29ml/min/1.73m2
5 <15ml/min/1.73m2

 

Stages of Kidney Disease

Discuss your stage of Chronic Kidney Disease with your Doctor or Kidney (Renal) Dietitian