Coping with Kidney Disease: A 12-Step Treatment Program to Help You Avoid Dialysis

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 22, 2010 - Medical - 240 pages
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A revolutionary program that can indefinitely postpone the need for dialysis

If you've been diagnosed with kidney failure, this book could save your life. If you suffer from diabetes, hypertension, obesity, or any of a host of conditions that put you at risk for kidney disease, you owe it to yourself to read what is in this book. If you are among the 60,000 North Americans who go on dialysis each year, the information in this book could substantially improve your quality of life.

In Coping with Kidney Disease, a leading expert tells you, in plain English, what you need to know to:
* Understand kidney failure
* Recognize early warning signs of kidney failure
* Get a proper diagnosis
* Talk with your doctors about it
* Confidently evaluate treatment options
* Take charge of your treatment
* Delay dialysis or even avoid the need for it altogether

The centerpiece of Coping with Kidney Disease is Dr. Walser's revolutionary 12-step program for avoiding dialysis. Based on treatments he has pioneered with his own patients at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the program calls for a supplemented low-protein diet supported by treatments to control blood pressure and correct high cholesterol. So effective has this breakthrough strategy proven to be that in many patients it actually worked to slow or arrest the progression of kidney failure to the end stage.

Knowledge is power. Coping with Kidney Disease empowers you with what you need to take charge of kidney disease.

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Title Page
What Do Kidneys Do and What Happens When They Fail?
Are You at Risk for Kidney Failure?
Symptoms of Kidney Failure
Treating Kidney Failure
Assess Your Current Treatment Plan
Make Lifestyle Changes
Treat Salt and Water Problems
Treat Your High Cholesterol
Dietary Treatment of the Nephrotic Syndrome
Transplantation as an Alternative to Dialysis
When to Opt for Dialysis
Patients Who Have Avoided Dialysis
Resources for Patients with Kidney Disease

Regulate Your Blood Pressure
Treat Acidosis
Treat Calcium and Phosphate Problems

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About the author (2010)

Mackenzie Walser, M.D., is Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Betsy Thorpe is the coauthor of Carol Guber’s Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan.

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