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APR’24 Newsletter

Learning to Live with Kidney Disease.

For most patients, the biggest difference from their previous life is the amount of time they must allocate each week to dialysis sessions. In addition, doctor visits and follow-up appointments must be made. Thanks to the latest advances in medicine and dialysis, it is now easier to maintain greater personal freedom to organize.

Integrating any activity into your daily routine just requires a little more time and flexibility. During the initial period, it is best to make a weekly schedule in which you write down necessary medical visits, as well as any other activities related to your profession, your hobbies and your social life, this will help you get to everything that is important to you. After some time, the new routine will become completely normal to you, as if it had always been that way.

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MAR’24 Newsletter

World Kidney Day.

Your Amazing Kidneys. The kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that do many essential tasks to keep us healthy. The main job of your kidneys is to remove toxins and excess water from your blood.

Kidneys also help to control your blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep your bones healthy. Each roughly the size of your fist, kidneys are located deep in the abdomen, beneath the rib cage.

Your kidneys control blood stream levels of many minerals and molecules including sodium and potassium and help to control blood acidity. Every day your kidneys carefully control the salt and water in your body so that your blood pressure remains the same.

FEB’24 Newsletter

Living Well with Kidney Disease.

Who is affected by kidney disease?

Anyone can have kidney failure, regardless of who they are, where they live, how old they are, or what type of job they do.

Kidney disease involves many aspects to manage. It requires lifestyle changes, not just for you, but for your entire family. You and your family may find it helpful to share your concerns and questions with people who offer support. This may include members of your healthcare team, as well as your family, friends, and other people you trust.

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JAN’24 Newsletter

Importance of physical exercise for kidney patients with CKD.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) represents a loss of quality of life for the patient, since it produces a progressive decrease in their autonomy and functional capacity, among other things.

Kidney patients often tend to lead a more sedentary lifestyle and end up losing much of their muscle mass. In addition, chronic kidney disease usually triggers musculoskeletal pathologies such as sarcopenia and renal osteodystrophy.

To combat the development of this type of disease, as well as the deterioration of the patient’s muscle mass, professionals recommend maintaining a weekly physical activity routine for patients with chronic kidney disease.

December Newsletter

Healthy Habits for your Life.

It’s never too late to start; Whether we have an illness or something that affects our health, it is possible to lead a good quality of life. We all want to live well, and we can live well by following a pattern of good habits, and thus, dedicate ourselves to doing everything we like. It will seem difficult, but it is not; Dedication, patience and discipline is what we need.

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September Newsletter

Be a caretaker of a patient.

Taking care of a person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a very difficult experience and, at the same time, very rewarding. You may be anxious to see your loved one sick or worried that you won’t be able to offer them all the help and support they need. This is normal. But remember that you also must take care of yourself and that your health is just as important.

Understanding the effect this experience will have, the various treatment requirements, and the new routines you will need to adjust to will prepare you for the challenges and enable you and your loved one to live your lives to the fullest.

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August Newsletter

Chronic Kidney Disease: Medicines to Be Careful With.

Many medicines may impair kidney function and cause kidney damage. If you have chronic kidney disease, your doctor may advise you to continue to take a medicine but may change how much you take. Or you may change to a different medicine. Make sure you talk with your doctor before you start or stop any medicine.

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July Newsletter

Starting dialysis is not the end: It is a new lifestyle!

Hemodialysis is the most common therapy to treat chronic kidney disease. Hemodialysis uses an “artificial kidney” called a dialyzer, and a machine, during treatment, part of your blood is led to the dialyzer through a system of sterile lines. The amount of blood that will be out of your body is the equivalent of 250-300 ml. An average adult has between 4 and 5 liters of blood in the body and can easily tolerate this small amount outside of their body.