Living with a 'chronic disease' can be as much of an emotional, mental and social struggle as it can be a physical one. The good news is that there is a lot an individual can do to manage the disease better. Looking at and will hopefully help a bit with the former, but this page focuses on the 'physical' things that can be done (diet & exercise) to help people give themselves the best chance of doing well on treatment.
Whatever the cause of your kidney failure it can
be made worse by poor lifestyle choices.
Sometimes poor lifestyle over years is itself the cause of kidney failure.
Kidney failure is a blood vessel disease. As is
Heart failure. Lifestyle that helps the quality of the blood
vessels helps the kidneys and the heart.
What are the lifestyle issues that contribute to these potentially fatal diseases that can:
Public Health England has listed the things we do that cause vascular degradation, high blood pressure / type 2 diabetes:
· Having excess dietary salt.
· Having an unhealthy diet.
· Being overweight/obese (BMI > 30)
· Lack of physical exercise
· Excess alcohol consumption
|See here for:||healthy diet (including salt & weight)||what and how much exercise?|
Controlling type 2 diabetes and high BP with medication does not mean the long term progessive damage won't happen. But lifestyle changes that reduce/reverse these conditions can take away the source of the problem.
Have a look at these two videos from a Live address at the European Parliament, Brussels 2018
|Professor Hanno Pijl - treatment of lifestyle diseases||Dr Aseem Malhotra|
|VIDEOS ABOUT KIDNEY FAILURE|
|7 Videos to watch Videos can be played full screen||The same videos for the African Caribbean Communities|
|Introduction - Living with Kidney Disease
||Introduction - Living with Kidney Disease
|What do your kidneys do?
||What do your kidneys do?
|Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
||Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
|Finding and Managing CKD
||Finding and Managing CKD
|Be Kind to your Kidneys - Diet & Lifestyle
||Be Kind to your Kidneys - Diet & Lifestyle
|Helping the Doctors to Help You
||Helping the Doctors to Help You