Healthy kidneys help to keep the right amount of potassium in your body. When you have kidney disease, there is a chance that your potassium levels can get too high which can have serious consequences. Even though potassium comes from the foods you eat, there are also medicines you can take to help you control potassium. To manage potassium long-term, your doctor may recommend you take potassium binders in addition to tracking your potassium intake. At first, it can be challenging to track what you eat and drink and adjust to taking new medicines. Over time, working with your doctor or dietitian can help you create a potassium management plan that works best for you.
Join our webinar to learn more about:
- How potassium binders can help you control potassium long-term
- How to use food labels to track potassium in your diet
- Tips for sticking to your potassium management plan
Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LD, CCTD
Carolyn is originally from Saint Louis, MO and has been a dietitian in the Washington, D.C. area since 2011. Currently, she is the Kidney Transplant Dietitian at The George Washington University Hospital. Prior to her current role, she worked for a dialysis company as a dietitian. She found her passion for renal nutrition when her nephew was born with only one kidney. In her career she seeks out opportunities to educate the general public about the importance of early detection of kidney disease and the importance of a healthy diet for kidney health. She currently volunteers with the American Kidney Fund, the National Kidney Foundation, and is on the NKF’s Capital Area Medical Advisory Board. Currently she is working with George Mason University, the University of DC, and the American Kidney Fund on a diet compliance research grant for dialysis patients. In her spare time you can find Carolyn walking all over Washington, D.C. taking pictures searching for new and delicious restaurants or farmers markets.