Protein Intake in Chronic Kidney Disease (Predialysis and Dialysis)

Approximately 16 % of the human body is made of protein. Without protein, our bodies would be unable to heal from injury, stop bleeding or fight infection. That‘s why eating protein is so important in order to stay healthy.

Proteins consist of amino acids. Your body needs the right amount of protein and amino acids, respectively, with your diet, because they are used for the:

Where are proteins in your diet? Which proteins are best for you?
Protein intake during predialysis
Protein intake in Dialysis (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)

Recommended Intake

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