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CKD Terms Every Patient Should Know

Educating yourself is one of the most important strategies when managing chronic kidney disease. Understanding your doctor, your nutritionist or dietician and your care team will make managing your disease easier, and ensure that you are in sync with your care strategy. There are three essential terms to understand and monitor if you have chronic kidney disease. They are explained in detail below. (more…)
January 5, 2022
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Foods That Help Prevent Kidney Disease from Progressing

You’ve been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, and you are starting to consider ways that you can lessen the progression of your disease. One of the first steps is to find a dietitian who specializes in nutrition for kidney patients. The next step is to really work with your dietitian to establish specific nutrient levels which are appropriate for your stage of kidney disease, and any other health conditions you may have. (more…)
December 21, 2021
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Getting Started with a Kidney Diet

Many patients don’t realize they have chronic kidney disease until it’s already Stage 3, meaning moderate loss of kidney function. Surprise and confusion are often the first reactions when diagnosed. Wrapping your head around kidney disease starts with understanding. This article is designed to give you the basic terminology, and to introduce the concept of a “Kidney Diet”, so you can eat in a way to lessen the progression of kidney disease. (more…)
December 17, 2021
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CKD Stage 3: Improving Health With A Kidney Friendly Diet

So, you've been recently diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Your doctor walked into the room to discuss results from your blood work, and she started discussing the glomerular filtration rate of your kidneys, your BUN and creatinine levels, and the only words you could understand were "kidney" and "disease." Your first thought may have been, "I feel fine. I don't have any symptoms of kidney pain." Your second thought, "What does all this mean?" (more…)
December 1, 2021