Given as added nutrition during dialysis, Proplete® provides your body with protein, a minimal amount of dextrose (a type of carbohydrate) and, for some patients, it may also contain lipids (a type of fat) for additional calories.
If diet and supplements are not sufficient enough as a source of nutrition, your physician and treatment team may recommend intravenous (IV) IDPN (intradialytic parenteral nutrition) to give you additional nutrients during dialysis. This therapy provides your body with protein, contains the minimal amount of dextrose (a type of carbohydrate) and, for some patients, may also contain lipids (a type of fat) for additional calories. The goal of the therapy is to improve your appetite, strength and energy. It is administered by your dialysis nurse, who connects the solution to the venous chamber of the dialysis machine.
For patients on peritoneal dialysis, intraperitoneal nutrition (IPN) is a nutrition therapy that provides your body with the nutrients you need to stay healthy. IPN contains a form of protein that is used more quickly by your body than protein found in the foods you eat. It also contains low dextrose (a type of carbohydrate). IPN is safe to be placed directly into the peritoneal cavity and is usually administered by the patient in their home.
Answer a few questions to see if you should speak to your dietitian, nurse or physician about the benefits of Proplete®.
Are you receiving dialysis?
Have you followed a high-protein diet or taken protein supplements as directed by your dietitian?
Are you feeling weak, losing weight, or having difficulty eating?
Is your albumin level less than 3.5 g/dL?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, you have three options to find out if Proplete® might be right for you:
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