General support

At times as a renal patient, things can seem daunting and confusing. You are likely to face additional challenges due to the wide ranging impact of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

 These include:

  • Money difficulties - your illness could lead to a loss of earnings, financial difficulties and more money worries.
  • As a renal patient you will have numerous and regular blood tests. They can be difficult to understand. Here is a guide to Understanding Your Blood tests.
  • CKD & Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) sufferers will take a broad range of medcines as well as needing to avoid others. Here is a guide to Kidney Patient Medication
  • Dental health for kidney patients has been shown to be both an important sign of overall health as well as a complication from renal failure. Here is a guide to Dental Health.
  • Any patient diagnosed with a chronic disease, particularly one that impacts on your life in the way that end-stage renal failure does, will face a mixture of emotions. Whether you are an optimist or pessimist, you are feeling upbeat or down, there will be times that you may feel you need help. Here is a guide to Common Feelings in Renal Patients.
  • CKD in particular can have an impact on you work and home life. For a look at the impact, options and support available here is a guide to Living Life to the Full.