Coping with Kidney Disease: A 12-Step Treatment Program to Help You Avoid Dialysis

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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.
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About the author

Mackenzie Walser, M.D., is Professor of Pharmacology and Professorof Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Betsy Thorpe is the coauthor of Carol Guber’s Type 2 DiabetesLife Plan.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 22, 2010
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781118039779
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / General
Medical / Nephrology
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Optimal nutrition is essential for maintaining the structural and functional integrity of all the organs and systems in the body. This is especially relevant in disease and dysfunctional states when the functioning of organ systems is compromised. This clinical update handbook aims to discuss and debate the impact of nutrition, describe methods for assessment of nutritional status and recommend the diet modifications helpful in managing various types of kidney diseases and dysfunctions.

The first chapter of this book describes the various components of a healthy diet when there is no kidney disease or dysfunction. The chapter 2, 3, 4, and 5 provide a brief but relevant review of the dietary modifications and restrictions recommended in diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, renal stone disease, and nephrotic syndrome respectively. The two subsequent chapters 6 and 7 speak of the nutritional modifications indicated in management of acute injury of kidney and chronic kidney disease. The 8 and 9 chapters describe the dietary modifications that are compatible with the two types of dialysis, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. The final chapter of the book describes the dietary recommendations and restrictions applicable before and after kidney transplantation.

This book will help the readers understand the intricacies of the aspects mentioned above and guide the practitioner to diagnose and manage the nutritional aspect of various kidney diseases with special reference to practical experience in India. The authors have put together the most relevant facts about the disease for an easy comprehension and understanding of primary glomerular diseases by practitioners and students across the specialty.

If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’re probably concerned about a host of health issues and may already be thinking of the coming dietary changes. As your doctor probably explained, a good eating plan, low weight, and an active lifestyle are among the most important factors in limiting the disease’s impact and in continuing to live a full and healthy life. But you don’t know where to begin.

Enter Carol Guber, a twenty-year veteran of the food industry who holds a master’s in nutrition and is a nationally recognized authority on food and nutrition. When she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she refused to accept the diagnosis lying down. Realizing that she was going to have to approach life in a new and vibrant fashion, Carol launched herself into what she describes as “guerilla warfare” against diabetes. She knew she was in for some changes, having been accustomed to gourmet meals and the finest, richest foods. And she also knew the consequences of ignoring her doctor’s advice. With her trademark gusto, she was soon enjoying a whole new menu and working out unabashedly alongside gym babes.

Carol tried to choose physical activities that would be fun and dynamic, knowing that she had to enjoy herself as well as engage her mind, body and spirit in order to stay healthy. So she began running on a treadmill. She started to lift light weights. She even took up boxing. After several months, her spirited war on diabetes had helped her lose weight and reduce her glucose by 40 percent. Now she hosts workshops for men and women trying to develop their own diabetes-fighting lifestyle. She likes to say that you have to make a whole new life for yourself–often one that ends up being fuller and more active than you’ve ever dreamed. In her Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan, Carol shares her encouraging insight, bringing us with her along the path toward a richer and more vital life with diabetes.

Going beyond her personal success, Carol provides a complete guide to a medical condition that is becoming increasingly widespread. Covering biology, physiology, genetics, medication, and lifestyle issues, she also offers day-to-day advice for finding the mental stamina to stay active and make healthy dietary selections, even when dining out or away from home. Offering motivation as well as information, Carol Guber’s Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan is a true lifeline for all of us living with diabetes from a remarkable woman who’s living proof of victory.


From the Hardcover edition.
If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’re probably concerned about a host of health issues and may already be thinking of the coming dietary changes. As your doctor probably explained, a good eating plan, low weight, and an active lifestyle are among the most important factors in limiting the disease’s impact and in continuing to live a full and healthy life. But you don’t know where to begin.

Enter Carol Guber, a twenty-year veteran of the food industry who holds a master’s in nutrition and is a nationally recognized authority on food and nutrition. When she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she refused to accept the diagnosis lying down. Realizing that she was going to have to approach life in a new and vibrant fashion, Carol launched herself into what she describes as “guerilla warfare” against diabetes. She knew she was in for some changes, having been accustomed to gourmet meals and the finest, richest foods. And she also knew the consequences of ignoring her doctor’s advice. With her trademark gusto, she was soon enjoying a whole new menu and working out unabashedly alongside gym babes.

Carol tried to choose physical activities that would be fun and dynamic, knowing that she had to enjoy herself as well as engage her mind, body and spirit in order to stay healthy. So she began running on a treadmill. She started to lift light weights. She even took up boxing. After several months, her spirited war on diabetes had helped her lose weight and reduce her glucose by 40 percent. Now she hosts workshops for men and women trying to develop their own diabetes-fighting lifestyle. She likes to say that you have to make a whole new life for yourself–often one that ends up being fuller and more active than you’ve ever dreamed. In her Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan, Carol shares her encouraging insight, bringing us with her along the path toward a richer and more vital life with diabetes.

Going beyond her personal success, Carol provides a complete guide to a medical condition that is becoming increasingly widespread. Covering biology, physiology, genetics, medication, and lifestyle issues, she also offers day-to-day advice for finding the mental stamina to stay active and make healthy dietary selections, even when dining out or away from home. Offering motivation as well as information, Carol Guber’s Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan is a true lifeline for all of us living with diabetes from a remarkable woman who’s living proof of victory.


From the Hardcover edition.
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