Protein and Dialysis

It is a well known fact that malnutrition greatly increases the risk for morbidity (suffering) and mortality (death) of dialysis patients.

An average of 50% or more (23% to 76% of patients on hemodialysis) and 18% to 50% of patients on peritoneal dialysis are suffering from at least mild nutritional deficiencies.

Nutrenal can be used as a protein supplement for patients on:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Home hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Any patient with chronic kidney disease in whom protein restriction is not advised or patient needs a protein supplement to maintain healthy levels of albumin (protein in blood)
  • Patients on Dialysis who have:
    • Decreased appetite,
    • Dietary restrictions of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and phosphorus), inflammation
    • Poor nutritional knowledge
    • Inadequate dialysis
    • Acidosis
    • Depression
    • Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
    • Financial constraints,
    • Inability to Shop for and prepare healthy meals

Any or all of the above can lead to nutritional deficiencies including hypoalbuminemia.

Dialysis in itself is known to cause loss of protein from the body. Deficiency occurs if intake is unable to keep up with losses or if there is associated inflammation.


“Keep out of the reach of children. Not for use by infants, children under age 4, or pregnant or lactating women. This is a medical food. Consult your healthcare professional on use of this product. Nutrenal is not a sole source for nutrition and should not be used for weight reduction.”

NOT For Parental use

Nutrenal is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.