Thursday, 21 December 2017

Cooking for kidney dialysis patients during the holidays

With Christmas rapidly approaching, I  thought you might be interested in this news item.

 Kidney disease affects a surprisingly high number of adults; 30 million Americans.

Because of this, DaVita Dialysis recently launched a Game Day Cookbook, which includes a number of healthy options for football fans.

They even some great Thanksgiving recommendations.

Each recipe is tailored to those coping with chronic kidney disease, but it also great for all to munch on.

There's an interesting video on this subject here has a selection of books on diets for dialysis patients - take a look.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Home dialysis a big relief for kidney disease sufferers

We don't limit our news to just the UK and US, even though a lot of it seems to focus on these two locations.

More than 720 Emiratis per million and more than 320 people per million of the general population in the United Arab Emerates suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), a nephrologist said in December. Around 1,600 people are currently undergoing dialysis with end-stage kidney disease.

One of the most important developments in managing kidney disease has been the home dialysis system, which has provided relief to geriatric, disabled and child patients for whom going to the hospital twice every week for dialysis posed a problem. Nearly 66 patients in Abu Dhabi are getting home dialysis and a couple of patients in Dubai have also enrolled.

You can read more here