Itching. Hiccups. Loss of appetite. Sleep problems. These are just some of the seemingly innocuous indicators that could mean kidney disease. And with as many as 20 million people in America diagnosed with the disease, and many more not yet diagnosed, it’s crucial to bring any troublesome signs to the attention of the doctor.
These kidney disease tips from the National Kidney Center can help you or your loved one adapt and thrive:
Be informed. Knowledge is strength, and understanding as much as you possibly can about the disease will be helpful towards properly managing it.
Remain in control. It is fundamentally up to the person with kidney disease, or that individual’s primary caregiver, to be aware of symptoms, track test results and treatments, and take charge of the management of the disease and daily life choices.
Stay healthy. Sticking with a kidney-friendly nutritional strategy, engaging in physician-approved physical activity routines, and taking medications as prescribed are all very important for maintaining optimum health.
Remain productive. Physical and mental health and wellbeing are positively affected when we have meaningful work to do that impacts the lives of others. Working or volunteering with a cause of interest can enhance all-around health and wellbeing.
Stay proactive. Develop a plan for the future that incorporates treatment choices to consider if the condition were to change or worsen.
Most importantly, it’s crucial for people with kidney disease – and any other condition – to continue being socially involved with friends and relatives who can uplift and inspire them. Regency Home Care of Atlanta can provide additional companionship, along with a full range of professional home care services, which include:
Meal planning and preparation
Personal care and hygiene assistance
Transporting and accompanying the person to medical appointments, treatments, etc.
Light housekeeping and laundry
And so much more, customized to each individual’s specific needs and wishes
You can contact us online or reach us any time at 678.999.2446 to ask us any questions you may have about our Atlanta home health care services. We look forward to improving and enhancing quality of life for your senior loved one!