Category Archives: kidney disease

Can you eat well on a budget?

When trying to save money, consider store brands. But before deciding, compare the ingredient or nutrition labels. Continue reading

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Calcium is important, but limit intake

We all need calcium, but if you are managing your potassium and phosphorus intake like most dialysis patients, you have to enjoy calcium differently than you have in the past. Continue reading

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Select quality proteins

Your dietician can offer a recommended day-by-day diet and discuss it with you, your spouse or caretaker. Continue reading

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Transplant center prepares patients

The doctors determined I had kidney failure, and I was about to face dialysis indefinitely. Continue reading

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Seek Reasons to Be Grateful

SURVIVAL TIP: Pondering good thoughts makes us feel better than dwelling on difficulties. Americans celebrated Thanksgiving this past Thursday and many enjoyed the sales associated with that holiday weekend. It was a long weekend. Yippee! One the one hand, I … Continue reading

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Kindness provides healing

Survival tip: Sometimes expressing kindness and care for others is not about you. Whether you hear thank you does not minimize the impact. You might be forgotten, but the act

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Hemodialysis patient offers tips (Part 1)

SURVIVAL TIP: Although we can’t always be happy with our health and the life we have, we must accept that we cannot change some things. I just have to make the best of it. And then when you can improve … Continue reading

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