Living With CKD

Common Concerns for People Diagnosed with Kidney Disease

Find some peace of mind by learning solutions to common concerns that you and others may experience after a kidney disease diagnosis.

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Walking: An Ideal Exercise for People with Kidney Disease

When you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), it’s important to put your best foot forward — literally. Continuous exercise, such as walking, may improve your overall health, increase energy levels and alleviate stress. Walking can be done almost anywhere, at anytime and at any pace. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and a destination.

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20 tips for a good life

Many people who are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can choose how they approach this new lifestyle change. Here are 20 tips for living a good, fulfilling life when you have kidney disease.

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Exercise for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

After a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, it is still important to include exercise in your life. While you may feel tired from the kidney disease, exercise can help you strengthen your muscles, including your heart, and help you maintain a positive outlook. You can also work with a renal dietitian to adjust your kidney diet due to your exercise if necessary.

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Humor and Chronic Kidney Disease: How Humor Helps

Who hasn’t heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” Many more health care professionals are recognizing the impact a positive attitude can have on overall health, but how can this be achieved when facing a challenging situation like chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Humor is one of the most powerful ways to improve your physical and mental well-being. Learn how you can use laughter to feel better about yourself and your health.

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Smoking and chronic kidney disease

While we’re familiar with the health risks smoking has on the lungs and heart, studies have shown the kidneys are also affected. Whether you’re in the early stages of kidney disease or are on dialysis, you’ll learn about the effects of smoking on the kidneys and get tips on how to quit.

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Sleep Issues and Chronic Kidney Disease

Sleep is an important part of the body’s rejuvenation and repair system; not only that, it feels great. As people who have insomnia can tell you, sleepless nights can leave you feeling tired, irritable and frustrated. Why do some people with chronic kidney disease have trouble falling and staying asleep? Learn more about the different factors that can affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep.

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Patient’s role in chronic kidney disease care

While the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires the attention of a trained medical team, there are things you can do to participate in your care. You can take an active role in your healthcare by learning all you can about CKD, being honest with your kidney care team, following your kidney care plan, getting regular checkups and having a positive attitude. This may empower you to continue doing the things you love and live your life to the fullest. Learn some simple ways you can get involved in your CKD care.

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