A Healthy Renal Diet can Help Extend the Life of Your Kidneys: DaVita MD

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Lifestyle News
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BENGALURU, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

DaVita Kidney Care (India) Pvt. Ltd, a leading

provider of kidney care services in India, on the occasion of World Nutrition Day (May 28) emphasized the importance of a kidney-friendly diet while undergoing renal treatment.


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Aditya Singh, Managing Director, DaVita Care (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, "Our 'Zero Compromise Dialysis' policy reflects in our holistic approach to dialysis treatment with extensive patient counselling and integrated treatment plans including individualized diet plans for patients. DaVita believes in a preventive approach to renal health problems and our no-cost resources such as kidney-friendly recipes and no-cost kidney screenings are geared towards spreading awareness on kidney health."

"DaVita is proud to participate in TCS World 10K, held on May 27, this year to support the cause of kidney awareness and kidney health. At DaVita, we believe understanding the kidneys - our body's filtration system - is the first step in taking charge of our kidney health. Participating in TCS World 10K is one of our many initiatives to raise awareness about kidney disease and its management," he added.

The TCS World 10K Bengaluru is an annual 10 kilometers road running competition which takes place every year in Bengaluru, India. This year, approximately 24,000 runners took to the roads of Bengaluru for five different races in what has become an annual event on the third Sunday in May and has emerged as Asia's leading run over the past nine years.

DaVita in India provides a wealth of no-cost diet resources - kidney-friendly recipes and diet tips - to raise awareness on kidney health and help those living with a kidney ailment better manage their disease. Each recipe on the website is created with the dietary needs of those undergoing renal treatment in mind. To try the recipes, visit, https://www.davita.in/recipes.php

Speaking on the importance of a renal diet plan Swathi K. Sreekanta, Sr. consultant dietitian, DaVita Care (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, "A nutritious diet is necessary for every individual. The emphasis on good nutrition increases in the presence of an illness. With kidney disease, malnutrition is extremely common. Lack of appetite leaves the patient eating meagre amounts with little nutrition. Optimum nutrition needs to be the main dietary goal in a patient with kidney illness. A well-planned diet provides the kidney with the essential nutrients to continue its residual functioning and prevents further damage by not overloading it."

"A balanced diet ensures efficient functioning of the body. While an excess of food consumption may lead to weight gain, too few calorie intakes can lead to weight and muscle loss. Taking care of your daily nutrition intake becomes even more important when suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Adhering to an individualized meal plan by a trained renal dietitian can not only help keep you healthy but also extend the life of your kidneys," she added.

Swathi further explains the benefits of a healthy and nutritious diet regime.

"If you eat a diet that is kidney-friendly, you are not taxing your kidneys. Some of the benefits of a renal-friendly diet include reduced load on kidneys and maintenance of residual function, improved energy to perform day-to-day activities, better infection control, reduced symptoms such as itching, nausea, weakness, improved muscle growth and better control of conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac ailments," she added.

When kidney function deteriorates, it becomes difficult for kidneys to remove protein waste and minerals. It often requires dialysis (depending on the stage of chronic kidney disease). Each person's kidney diet prescription varies but the main nutrients that are generally limited in a kidney diet include protein, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Fluid restriction when necessary is of utmost importance. 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis from a physician. If individuals have questions specific to their diet, diagnosis, or medical condition they should consult with their doctor or dietitian.

About DaVita Care (India) Pvt. Ltd.   

DaVita Care (India) Private Limited is a part of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, and a leading provider of kidney care in India, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. Earlier a partnership between DaVita Inc and NephroLife Care (India) Pvt. Ltd., Davita in India today offers India's first-of-its-kind renal disease management center bringing together expertise in nephrology, dialysis, urology, vascular surgery, general medicine, diet, lifestyle management and diagnostics. As of April 2018, DaVita Care (India) Private Limited serves over 1732 dialysis patients across 22 centers in 12 cities. For more information, please visit http://www.davita.in/about-davita.php

About DaVita Inc. & DaVita Kidney Care 

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of healthcare services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad and is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams, and convenient health-management services. As of December 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,510 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 198,000 patients. The company also operated 237 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States.

DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek, and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit https://www.davita.com/about

Follow DaVita in India on Twitter at https://twitter.com/davita_india and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/davitakidneycareindia/ for more information and educational resources.

Media Contact: Ms Debayani Bose DaVita India Debayani.Bose@davita.com +91-8197594380 Content Writer


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