Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a condition that causes a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Oftentimes, CKD is the result of other health issues, such as diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure. Early detection and care, however, can help slow the progression of kidney disease and can help avoid kidney failure.
Live Free Home Health Care can provide care and assistance for people who have CKD or other chronic illnesses by creating kidney-friendly meals, assisting with daily activities and exercise, or assisting with necessary home modifications to meet health needs.
Click the links below for helpful resource websites regarding kidney disease.
Common Questions About Kidney Disease
The American Kidney Fund answers some of the most common questions about kidney health, dialysis, transplant, organ donation, and more.
Slow the Progression of Kidney Disease
This web page from the American Association of Kidney Patients details steps chronic kidney disease patients can take in order to slow the progression of the disease and avoid further kidney damage.
Renal Support Network
Renal Support Network offers informative, entertaining, patient-directed programs for those whose lives are affected by chronic kidney disease. Browse their forums or listen to their bi-weekly podcast via these links.
Fight Back! A Superhero Guide To Battling Chronic Kidney Disease
This PDF from the American Kidney Fund is an amazing guide for kids who have kidney disease.