After diagnosed with kidney disease, most people’s life turns upside down. Not every time kidney diseases can be cured. But that doesn’t mean we can’t live a happy and healthy life with it. Some people get cured of kidney diseases, and others learn to fight against them and extend their lives. Diet and medication are necessary when you have kidney disease, but knowledge about chronic kidney disease and a positive mindset is important for the fight against these diseases.
If you’re diagnosed with kidney disease in the early stages, there is nothing to be afraid of. If you read about kidney diseases and other patients’ experiences, that will change your view about kidney disease and eliminate that fear. For that reason, here we share some wonderful books you should read if you have kidney disease.
Author: Jeff A. Parke
Chronic kidney disease: life after diagnosis explores the mental state of a kidney patient. After going through kidney disease, the author of this book, Jeff A. Parke, shares his experience about how he overcame the situation in this book. Instead of exploring what is happening in the body of the kidney patients, he explained the mental struggle and how to overcome the stress of being ill in this book. This book has 23 chapters, and each of them has his experience. In this book, he explained how to stay positive and find the meaning of life while fighting kidney disease.
Author: Steven Rosansky
This book offers information to early-stage CKD patients about treatment and lifestyle to slow down the progression. The author Steven Rosansky was a 40 years experienced kidney specialist who wants to share tips for treatment and lifestyle for CKD patients. This book explains every kind of treatment for patients depending upon the disease’s progression. Here, kidney patients can get useful information about what kind of diet a patient in detail. The core point this book follows is how to prevent dialysis and kidney transplants and when to take them.
Author: Jennifer Moore
Plant-Fed kidneys offer info about health care kidney diet, especially for vegetarians. Jennifer Moore is in 20 years of research about how plant foods slow down chronic kidney disease progression. Here she explained how vegetables with low protein help with preventing CKD from entering further stages. Here she explained the fact “controlling protein level in food helps to control chronic diseases.” The whole book explores how to prevent dialysis with only plant products for people with kidney disease.
Author: Cristina Collins
This book is a complete breakdown that provides A to Z information about chronic kidney diseases. Here they talk about how other chronic diseases like diabetes and blood pressure cause CKD, a complete explanation of each stage of CKD, renal physiology, nutritional implications, kidney function, and treatments. This book has up to date resources about CKD treatments, especially they were explained about medical-nutritional therapy in this book. The whole book’s main purpose is to control CKD and to prevent kidney failure.
Authors: Mackenzie Walser, Betsy Thorpe
Coping with kidney disease is more like a strategy book; Dr. Walser shared his strategy in this book that he uses for his patients. This book contains a 12-step program that he’s using for his kidney patients to avoid dialysis and kidney transplant. It focuses on avoiding dialysis in the future by using a health care supplemented low-protein diet, which is helpful against kidney disease, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
Author: Craig Donovan
Apart from other books, kidney disease; for beginners was written considering normal people who don’t have much knowledge about kidney diseases. This book has 5 chapters, and each one of them covers individual topics like a basic introduction to an in-depth explanation. If you are suffering from a chronic illness like CKD, this book is the simplest guide for your health care.
Authors: Victoria L. Hullet, Jennifer L. Waybright
Smoothies for kidney health is a unique book that’s different from other books at the core level. A kidney donor and recipient spends a lot of months to gather information to prepare this book. In contrast, every book concentrates on renal diet meals, “smoothies for kidney health” cover how smoothies can control CKD progression. Here they listed 80 different smoothie recipes in 3 sections for each kidney disease stage.
Authors: Fahad Aziz, Sandesh Parajuli
If you got kidney failure and looking forward to a kidney transplant, this book will be helpful for you. Kidney failure and kidney transplant: A patient guide explores kidney transplant surgery in detail. This book was written by two kidney transplant surgery experts Fahad Aziz and Sandesh Parajuli. This book is written to educate people who’re going to have a kidney transplant soon to know the surgery’s procedure and success rate.
Author: Emily Moore
Renal diet cookbook for beginners: 200 easy to follow recipes have compiled 200 unique renal diet recipes that can help keep your health on track. The recipes mentioned in the book can be helpful to avoid dialysis and slow down kidney disease progression. The concept of the whole book is to people with chronic illness need to eat healthily and tastily.
Authors: Analyn and Raymond Scott
1in9 tribe was a unique step from the Scott family after the author Raymond Scott gone through dialysis. They named the book using the information “there were 1 in 9 adults have kidney problems.” This book provides statistics of kidney disease among the population, the risk factors, and solutions. They told how their family fight against kidney disease and how we can do our best in this book.
Learning to live with a chronic illness is not an easy ride for everyone at the beginning. That’s why many authors have written about their experience with kidney disease and how to live with it. These books can help with your fear of renal disease. For that reason, we shared these books you should read if you have kidney disease.
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