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Have you ever played chess before?   One of our RenalTracker members used to play chess in University and she used to tell us how interested she was in signing up. But later on, she got scared because she had no clue how to play the game, what the rules are, and was too shy to ask

Have you ever made a checklist for any occasion that will help you remember all of the things you need to buy, or to bring, or to oversee tasks to ensure that nothing important is forgotten?Jill, one of our newly diagnosed CKD patients, told us a story of when she used to go on family

This is where it started for Emma. Her husband, David, has a Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) of 28.7 and a Creatinine of 2.3. This means that if David’s not careful in the next following months, he’s going to be a candidate for dialysis. This was not only hard on David, but for Emma as well as

“…I feel like I’m fighting for my life”Were the exact words of Jamie Davis when his doctor told him he had kidney disease. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. His kidneys were working at only 36%. You may have felt the same way when you heard the news about your condition.Like Jamie,

What you eat can affect your health and how well your kidneys work. To ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need on dialysis; there may be foods that you must avoid or limit. As you begin hemodialysis, you may need to change your diet. Your doctor has probably told you that following a special

The kidneys filter blood, remove waste through urine, balance minerals, maintain fluid balance, and produce hormones. When you have kidney disease, the kidney function declines such that the kidneys could no longer filter waste materials in the body properly. Fluid and waste can build up in the blood, which could result in serious complications.Following a

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you may wonder how far it will progress and your options for treatment. While there’s no cure for CKD, several treatments can help slow down the progression. CKD, also known as renal disease, is a chronic condition where the kidneys don’t function as well as they should. Left

Kidney disease usually progresses slowly. Blood and urine tests can help doctors decide whether the kidneys are still working well enough, or whether dialysis will be needed soon. While kidney disease can progress at different rates for people, there are still many factors involved in determining how quickly you’ll experience symptoms and need treatment. One

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), your diet is an important part of your treatment plan. Your recommended diet may change over time if your kidney disease gets worse.CKD has five stages where stages 1 and 2 are the mildest. In these early stages, the kidneys aren’t functioning at their full capacity. Meanwhile, half

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