Preparing For Your First Day Of Dialysis

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If you are getting ready to start dialysis, here are a few recommendations to help you prepare for your first day of treatment: Dress comfortably!  You will spend a few hours sitting in a reclining chair during your treatment. If you have a “port”- a catheter in your neck or chest area, wear a button down shirt or blouse for … Read More

Transplant – Having a meaningful conversation with your nephrologist

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There are two types of treatment for kidney failure – dialysis or transplant. Many people feel that a kidney transplant offers more freedom and a better quality of life than dialysis. In making your decision about the best treatment for you, you may find it useful to talk to your doctor about a kidney transplant. What kind of questions should … Read More

Slowing the Progression of Kidney Disease

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A diagnosis of kidney disease is not a death sentence (remember, you can live well with kidney disease), but it does mean that caring for your kidneys is now more important than ever. Several factors directly influence the course of kidney disease: Blood Glucose Level: 10%-40% of patients with diabetes develop chronic kidney disease. Usually diabetic kidney disease develops in … Read More

Recently Diagnosed with Kidney Disease?

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If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD), I want you to know that you are not alone and that you can still live well with kidney disease. It is estimated that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing kidney disease, with diabetes, high … Read More