Neu-Isenburg – The new KfH patient brochure takes up the topic of malnutrition, which is important for dialysis patients: basic knowledge for a balanced diet, important information on avoiding the risk of malnutrition, sample calculations for your own energy requirements and tips on how to stimulate your appetite.
The dialysis treatment removes metabolic products such as urea from the body. Valuable nutrients can sometimes be lost as a result. This is why dialysis patients have a higher risk of malnutrition, known as malnutrition in technical terms. With the right composition of meals and a skilful choice of food, complications can be avoided and vitality can be gained in everyday life. The KfH now has relevant information on the subject of malnutrition in a new brochure entitled “Avoiding malnutrition. Live vitally. ”Compiled; The professional advice was provided by the nephrologist and diabetologist Dr. Bertil Oser from the KfH Kidney Center Bernkastel-Kues and the nutritional medicine advisor Ruth Kauer.
“Malnutrition has an impact on the quality of life: absorbed nutrients supply the body with energy and with vitamins and minerals. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are important so that the body’s own reserves are not broken down in the muscles, ”explains Oser. In the event of insufficient supply, a dangerous downward spiral could develop: one would feel limp and without drive. “In general, eating regularly is essential. I therefore advise you to have a lot of small snacks in between, ”adds Kauer.
The brochure is available for download at www.kfh.de/infomaterial or can be ordered from [email protected]
The non-profit KfH Kuratorium für Dialysis und Nierentransplantation eV stands for high quality and integrative nephrological care for patients with kidney disease. It was founded in 1969 under the name Kuratorium für Heimdialyse e. V. and is the oldest and largest dialysis provider in Germany. Around 19,000 dialysis patients and around 70,000 consultation hours patients are treated comprehensively in over 200 KfH centers.