Chronic Kidney Disease ( Ckd )

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10% of the adult population and this number is trending upward due to increasing prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity (Lopez-Vargas et al., 2013). Individuals with CKD are required to invest immense time and effort into managing their health such as, attending appointments, modifying their diet, and managing their medications. This can have a great impact on all aspects of people 's lives physically / mentally / socially. This essay will analyse the issues related to these concepts. People with CKD have a vast range of needs, such as emotional support, continuing education, dialysis, as well as traditional basic care . Due to the complexity of this environment, it is the responsibility of…show more content…
The following are examples of self-management strategies that should be discussed with patients to empower them to promote healthcare in their own home environment. Diet and fluid intake is important for CKD patients because the regular balance of minerals and nutrients is disturbed due to the inefficiencies of the diseased kidney (Jackson, Cassidy & James, 2006). Strategies to manage diet and fluid intake include; education regarding what kinds of food are appropriate for a person with CKD to eat, for example, food with high potassium in them or low sodium foods as well as foods with high fluid levels like rice. Referring patients to a dietician can be helpful to patients who are having trouble with fluid or high potassium readings. These dieticians may be able to provide detailed meal plans or spark ideas of what to eat. Many people with CKD are required to restrict their fluid intake, one way to keep track of this is to have one measuring jug with graduations, this enables people to know exactly how much fluid they are drinking throughout the day, if they have a separate drink they can remove that amount from their main measuring jug. CKD takes a big toll on people 's daily lives, that can sometimes cause a multitude of problems socially, financially and psychologically leading to anxiety, depression and decreased quality of life (White & McDonnell, 2014). People can often become resentful of the long term nature of the disease and hyper
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