Vitamins & Supplements
Vitamins and minerals are substances your body needs to help carry out essential functions. They help your body get energy from the foods you eat, help repair tissue, and help maintain life. Therefore, they are necessary for your body. But you may need more if you have kidney disease or are on dialysis.
People with kidney disease suffer from disbalance in macro- and microelements, which affects the functioning of the whole organism. Depending on your illness, you need a specialist approach to help your body gain balance and avoid dangerous complications. You will get different prescriptions for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) if you have kidney stones or are on dialysis.
All the vitamins and minerals we take from the food we eat each day.
Vitamins soluble in fat
Vitamin A: is a powerful antioxidant in the process of seeing. It helps cell and tissue development, essential for maintaining your immune system and protecting against infection. Doctors should prescribe vitamin A only when there is evidence of benefit.
Vitamin D: promotes healthy bones by helping to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and supporting your immune system. With CKD, your kidneys can convert vitamin D into an active form for the body to use. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin D based on your lab results.
Vitamin E: protects cells from oxidative stress and free radicals, which may help prevent heart disease and cancer. Vitamin E should only be taken if prescribed by your doctor.
Vitamin K: Contains blood clotting proteins, which are essential for forming healthy bones. In small amounts is produced by large-intestine bacteria. After taking antibiotics, your doctor may prescribe them to you because microbial flora is reduced. Important note: taking this vitamin may interfere with blood thinners!