Blog Posts: Living With Kidney Disease

4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease AKF Staff  |  Posted
4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease

A simple question—“What do you wish others understood about living with kidney disease?”—unleashed a torrent of comments on our Facebook page recently. Kidney disease itself is often invisible until the late stages; once it progresses to kidney failure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live. People living with kidney disease and kidney failure tell us they often feel that others do not understand what they are going through, both physically and emotionally.

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My Journey with Kidney Disease Meshia Adams  |  Posted
Meshia Adams at The Hope Affair 2014

Meshia Adams has lived with kidney disease for 20 years. One of the most valuable things she learned during her journey is that the disease affected not only her, but also her family and loved ones.

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Your Kidney Disease Diet: Managing Phosphorus Lauren Elkins  |  Posted
Low Phosphorus Foods

Because chronic kidney disease affects your body’s mineral balance, it’s important to limit certain nutrients, like phosphorous, that healthy kidney normally filter out. Renal dietitian Lauren Elkins offers some advice.

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