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Sep
10

KidneySteps: 5-step survival guide for people with diabetes, hypertension, or kidney issues

An award-winning, 5-step survival guide for individuals at risk for or with kidney disease, including people with diabetes and hypertension, the two leading causes of kidney disease. The book is written by a kidney transplant donor and a kidney transplant recipient, and is edited by a leading nephrologist. It includes recent research, current statistics, and patient interviews. The book is written in understandable English. The 5 steps begin with “your odds” quizzes to help readers determine their risks for developing kidney disease and surviving the disease, or dialysis, or transplant. Step 2 is devoted to current information on kidney disease and the factors leading to it–diabetes, hypertension, obesity. The subjects covered in Step 2 are progressive, moving from kidney anatomy and function; through disease causes and diagnosis; to dialysis and transplantation. The interspersed interviews, statistics, and applicable research give each chapter variety and add interest. KidneyStep 3 encourages self-management of health conditions and a lifestyle approach. It discusses depression in kidney patients and the often-ignored possibility of death as an alternative to dialysis. KidneyStep 4 is about nutrition and diet and is particularly relevant to diabetes and hypertension, the leading causes of kidney damage. The chapters provide a medically-sound diet plan and recipes. KidneyStep 5 encourages physical activity and provides both beginning and more advanced exercise suggestions designed by an exercise physiologist and demonstrated by the kidney-donor author.

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Jun
11

ENALAPRIL Maleate: Treats High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, and sometimes Kidney Disease Related to Diabetes

“Although, your health condition may impact your everyday life, do not let it define who you are.” Enalapril maleate is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. Lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Enalapril maleate is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by blocking a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, enalapril relaxes the blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Enalapril maleate is also used in combination with other medicines to treat congestive heart failure and cut down on the number of hospital visits for heart problems. Enalapril maleate is also sometimes used to treat kidney disease related to diabetes. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription. Thanks and may you have a good understanding about this drug—Enalapril maleate. You may want to share this book with your family and friends who may be in need of help and would want to use this medicine. Take care, and as always, be well!

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Apr
22

What You Must Know About Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide to Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments

While the news that you or a loved one has kidney disease can be shocking, for over 26 million Americans, it is a reality. After the initial diagnosis, patients and families usually have a myriad of questions about treatment options.

What You Must Know About Kidney Disease is designed not only to answer these questions, but also to provide the up-to-date information you need to cope with this potentially devastating problem.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One provides an overview of the kidneys’ structure and function, as well as common kidney disorders. It also guides you in asking your doctor questions that will help you better understand both status and prognosis. Part Two examines kidney problems and their conventional treatments. Part Three provides an indepth look at the most effective complementary treatments, from lifestyle changes to alternative healing methods.

The diagnosis of kidney disease is the first step of an unexpected journey. What You Must Know About Kidney Disease will help you understand the challenges ahead and choose the very best treatments available.

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