Maintain your energy level

Just as a car needs fuel to run, we need sufficient energy for all our activities, be it mental or physical. If you have too little energy, you feel tired and weak, your body is more susceptible to infections, and you may lack the motivation and power you need to deal with things appropriately.

Many people eat too much energy-rich food, which can lead to weight problems and other health issues. For dialysis patients, however, the situation is often different. Treating chronic kidney disease with dialysis therapy demands a lot of energy from your body, and you have higher energy requirements than a healthy person. In addition, autumn and winter can drain your energy even more, with evenings drawing in early, temperatures dropping and coughs and colds on the loose. For dialysis patients, the key to beating the winter blues is keeping up your energy levels – see how your diet can help you!

Learn more about what you can do to get enough energy and browse our Good Food Recipe Library for delicious recipes to increase your energy level.