What you eat takes on a whole new meaning when you have kidney disease. This section will help you understand what to eat and what to avoid or minimize as you plan your meals. You can explore creative ways to limit your fluid intake and have fun trying new recipes.
You probably will need to make some lifestyle changes with the diagnosis of ESRD. Your diet will change, you may need to make changes to your work schedule, and if you want to be on the transplant list, you may need to make other additional changes.
Setting goals and physical exercise and activity (with physician approval) may have a positive impact on your sense of physical quality of health. Physical exercise may also improve your attitude, self-image, ability to sleep, maintain body mass and help you to lose weight (if that is one of your goals).