The following is where to find further information relating to articles that appeared in our latest issue of Kidney Matters: Issue 13.
Pages 16-19: Kidney Clinic Hearts and bones: CKD-MBD
Chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disease (CKD-MBD) is very common in people with kidney failure, especially if they are on dialysis. Definitive diagnosis is surprisingly difficult, and treatment must be individualised to each patient’s needs and preferences.
Pages 34-35: Do we need to worry about weight and transplantation?
A study from Scotland highlights that, although obesity at the time of kidney transplant is associated with some worse outcomes, weight management services are not currently meeting the needs of kidney patients
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- Healthy diet
- The NHS weight loss plan for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 and over (Always talk to your kidney doctor and dietitian before starting any weight loss plan. The NHS plan is designed to help you lose weight safely and steadily, but some of the advice may not be suitable for kidney patients).
- The Renal Association guideline on exercise and lifestyle in chronic kidney disease. (Guidelines for health professionals on lifestyle, including weight management, in kidney patients. Includes advice on bariatric (weight loss) surgery).