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Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are amazing organs. They work constantly filtering our blood, creating urine, reabsorbing essential nutrients, and excreting waste products. They can help control our blood pressure and they have a role in making us produce more red blood cells.

But they are not the most glamorous of our organs and are often overlooked and forgotten about. How many of us remember to keep drinking regularly to help keep our kidneys working? How many of us remember to stop taking the medicines that might damage our kidneys if we are fasting or if we are unwell with a high temperature, diarrhoea or vomiting?

And what about “Chronic Kidney Disease”? It sounds like a terrible thing to have. Is stage 3 worse than stage 4? Is stage 3 okay? How can you cure it.

11th of March 2021 was World Kidney Day and this year’s theme is “Living Well With Kidney Disease”. Have a look at their site to find out more about the great work they do.

And there is a really good Kidney Risk Calculator online- to try it yourself, visit the QKidney site.

This week’s episode of the Penny’s Hill Practice podcast goes through what is Chronic Kidney Disease, how to prevent it, what it means, and what it might mean in the future. It is a subject that can seem very complicated, but we have tried to make this episode an easy-to-understand summary of Chronic Kidney Disease.

So, have a listen on our season 2 podcast page, or listen below to hear the latest episode:

If you want to listen to our episode on Acute Kidney Injury we recorded last year with Steve Trowbridge, AKI Nurse Specialist from University Hospitals Dorset, Bournemouth, you can hear that on our website or below:

15 March 2021