Episode 160: How To Live Longer with CKD – Dr. Rosansky discusses proven benefits of lifestyle on life expectancy. Life expectancy and how to live longer are common concerns for kidney disease patients and the findings of this new study in a top kidney journal show just how important lifestyle is. Dr. Rosansky is a retired Nephrologist and author of the book Learn The Facts About Kidney Disease.
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This book written for the average reader, offers useful information for patients with very mild Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to those patients who need to plan for dialysis or kidney transplant. It offers scientifically proven ways to slow progression of Chronic Kidney Disease, including a chapter on a Smart Diet for all Chronic Kidney Disease patients. This diet not only can slow Chronic Kidney Disease progression but can also help patients to live longer and better. It offers the best treatments for the medical problems that can come with a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease. For most patients this book will alleviate concerns about having Chronic Kidney Disease and for some patients with advanced Chronic Kidney Disease it offers an approach that can delay the start of dialysis for many months or even years in some cases. It explains why low and very low protein diets, promoted by many kidney books for patients, is usually not beneficial and may even be harmful. It provides the latest recommendations for treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease that comes from international kidney doctor organizations. The book is organized in a way that provides information for all patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in the first part of the book and has information in later chapters for patients whose Chronic Kidney Disease has progressed. For those patients who want to get the “meat” of the book, the final chapter provides a summary of all the book’s material. Some patients may want to start here and read the full chapters at their leisure. The book is referenced with current kidney disease publications. It explains situations where kidney disease is reversible and ways to prevent reversible declines in kidney function. It dispels many myths about Chronic Kidney Disease treatment that have no benefit and, in some cases, may be dangerous. For patients who are wondering about whether dialysis is in their future, the book offers several ways to predict if dialysis is very likely or very unlikely in a Chronic Kidney Disease patient’s future. It lays out pros and cons of the various options for patients who are considering a kidney transplant or dialysis and explains why getting a kidney transplant before dialysis is ever started or choosing home peritoneal dialysis are the two best options for most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who require a kidney replacement therapy.
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IMPORTANT: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. Patients should always be under the care of a physician and defer to their physician for any and all treatment decisions. This video is not meant to replace a physician’s advice, supervision, and counsel. No information in the video should be construed as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made by the patient and a qualified physician. This video is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE.
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