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By Andy Stein, Janet Wild, Richenda Milton-Thompson, David Woodroffe, Jane Taylor

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An available reference consultant aimed toward kidney failure victims and their households supplying authoritative and functional information regarding handling a kidney from the preliminary analysis to recommendations for coping. scientific phrases are defined in layman's language and questions are responded that sufferers will be afraid to invite their medical professionals. an inventory of firms to touch for additional support and help is additionally integrated.

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But you may well find it in the following list, as there are relatively few common causes. Most causes affect both kidneys. • Unknown cause – doctors cannot find the cause in up to 30% of patients. • Diabetes – too much sugar in the blood, due to underactivity in the pancreas gland – is the most common identified cause, accounting for around 15% of patients. • Glomerulonephritis (or ‘nephritis’) – an inflammation of the glomeruli, the tiny filters in the kidney. • Polycystic kidney disease – cysts (fluid-filled lumps) in the kidney, a disease that runs in families.

You may be advised to modify your diet to help control sodium, potassium, phosphate, protein and fluid. Cutting down on salt is important (see above). Many people with renal failure are referred to a dietitian to discuss their diet. Dietitians are experts in advising people on how to balance their diets to suit their medical condition. Although your dietitian may specialise in diets for people with renal failure, he or she will consider any other problems you may have, such as diabetes or high blood cholesterol levels.

8. 9. 10. 11. Norway Spain Portugal Sweden Switzerland Austria Finland Luxembourg Ireland Germany Netherlands 56 45 38 37 36 35 33 33 32 30 29 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Belgium Denmark France United Kingdom Italy Czech Republic Iceland Bulgaria Greece Poland Romania 28 28 28 25 24 23 20 15 14 10 5 Kidney D&T ayf 10/6/04 6:43 am 40 Page 40 Kidney Dialysis and Transplants before it matches the performance of the two ‘European Transplant League’ leaders, Norway and Spain. One reason why the UK does not come higher in the European Transplant League is that this country has a relatively low death rate from road traffic and industrial accidents.

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