Coping With Kidney Disease

Coping With Kidney Disease

A 12-step Treatment Program to Help You Avoid Dialysis

Book - 2004
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A revolutionary program that can indefinitely postpone the need fordialysis

If you've been diagnosed with kidney failure, this book could saveyour life. If you suffer from diabetes, hypertension, obesity, orany of a host of conditions that put you at risk for kidneydisease, you owe it to yourself to read what is in this book. Ifyou are among the 60,000 North Americans who go on dialysis eachyear, the information in this book could substantially improve yourquality of life.

In Coping with Kidney Disease, a leading expert tells you, in plainEnglish, 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'srevolutionary 12-step program for avoiding dialysis. Based ontreatments he has pioneered with his own patients at the JohnsHopkins University School of Medicine, the program calls for asupplemented low-protein diet supported by treatments to controlblood pressure and correct high cholesterol. So effective has thisbreakthrough strategy proven to be that in many patients itactually worked to slow or arrest the progression of kidney failureto the end stage.

Knowledge is power. Coping with Kidney Disease empowers you withwhat you need to take charge of kidney disease.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004.
ISBN: 9780471274230
Characteristics: x, 230 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thorpe, Betsy
Brereton, Nga Hong
Alternative Title: Kidney disease


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