10 Easy Ways To Get Moving

You’ve probably been told that keeping active when you have kidney disease is good but perhaps you don’t know where to start. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve done any exercise and the thought of going to a gym is daunting. Well, our advice is to start small, set yourself an activity plan that […]

Ramadan: Is Fasting Safe with Kidney Disease

We’re approaching the most sacred time of the year in Islamic culture – the month of Ramadan. There are over 3 million Muslims now living in the UK, some of whom will be living with kidney disease and asking themselves – is fasting safe for my kidneys? We’ll be addressing this question in our blog […]

10 Facts About Blood Pressure

FACT: High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the biggest causes of CKD. High blood pressure puts a strain on the small blood vessels in the kidney so they cannot filter blood well.   FACT: Uncontrolled high blood pressure can worsen your kidney function. If you do not take the necessary steps to improve your […]

13 Tasty Kidney-Friendly Sandwich Fillings

Sandwiches are without doubt a staple of a British diet. Whether it’s a traditional cheese and pickle or the favourite weekend bacon butty, you can pretty much guarantee that most enjoy a sandwich on a weekly basis. The great thing about them is that they are super versatile and there is something to meet everyone’s […]

Chocolate and kidney disease: a tasty treat or a forbidden fruit?

Most of us love a bit of chocolate. But what is the deal with chocolate and kidney disease? As dietitians, we get asked this a lot. Chocolate can often be viewed as a super-concentrated source of potassium and therefore a forbidden forever food if you have kidney disease.  Here are some questions and answers about […]

Ask A Dietitian Q and A: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the foods that kidney dietitians get asked the most about. They are a high potassium food but does that mean everyone with kidney disease has to completely avoid them forever? We aim to dispel some myths and provide some facts about eating tomatoes as part of a kidney-friendly diet.   I’m […]

Taste Changes in Chronic Kidney Disease

Taste Changes in Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD)  can cause a multitude of symptoms but one that has received limited attention is changes in taste. Taste alterations are often reported by people with CKD and tends to be more common with advancing kidney disease progression. This can have a significant impact on enjoyment of food, food intake, nutritional status […]