At Nutrition Link Services, we are Registered Dietitians that practice an integrative and functional approach to counsel patients with our Renal Care Program.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex disease impacting more than twenty million individuals in the United States. Progression of CKD is associated with a number of serious complications, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, anemia, and metabolic bone disease.
CKD patients should be assessed for the presence of these complications and we provide comprehensive nutrition treatment to reduce their morbidity and mortality. A multidisciplinary approach is required to accomplish this goal.
End-stage renal disease produces a burden for patients and family members. As CKD progresses to ESRD, patients frequently present with characteristic signs and symptoms due to worsening uremia. Once these signs and symptoms develop, whether it be renal transplantation, peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is necessary to reverse the symptoms of uremia and prolong life.