The purpose of Living with reduced kidney function is to provide you with information about your kidneys and how they work, the stages of CKD, and steps that can help you to protect your remaining kidney function and maintain a healthy lifestyle. By using this handbook and working with your healthcare team, you will learn how to manage your kidney disease. This means you may be able to delay or prevent symptoms of kidney failure as well as prevent or reduce the risk of other complications such as heart disease.The information and suggestions in this book are general – you should always seek the advice of healthcare professionals for an assessment and treatment plan that meet your individual needs.
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Chapter 1 – How your kidneys work [download Chapter 1 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 1 (.docx)]
Chapter 2 – Kidney disease [download Chapter 2 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 2 (.docx)]
Chapter 3 – How you can support your kidney health [download Chapter 3 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 3 (.docx)]
Chapter 4 – Managing your medications for kidney health [download Chapter 4 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 4 (.docx)]
Chapter 5 – Your diet and nutrition for kidney health [download Chapter 5 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 5 (.docx)]
Chapter 6 – Living well with reduced kidney function [download Chapter 6 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 6 (.docx)]
Chapter 7 – Developing a personal care plan of action [download Chapter 7 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 7 (.docx)]
Chapter 8 – If your kidneys fail [download Chapter 8 (.pdf)] [download Chapter 8 (.docx)]
Glossary & Medications list [download this section (.pdf)] [download this section (.docx)]
Evaluation Form [download the evaluation form (.pdf)] [download the evaluation form (.docx)] [complete the evaluation form online]
Personal log - extra sheets [download this section (.pdf)] [download this section (.docx)]