What are SGLT-2 Inhibitors?

SGLT-2 inhibitors, also known as ‘flozins’, are tablets that were originally developed as a treatment for diabetes, but have now been found to also help your heart and your kidneys. Read more

Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

Don’t panic! We explain what CKD Stage 3 means for you and how you can keep your kidneys healthy. Read more

Carer's Information ; Helping your loved one manage their renal condition

Families and friends sometimes help or support someone they know who is ill, disabled or who has become frail e.g. a family member, a close friend or neighbour. Read more

Resilience Beyond Challenges: Confronting Depression while Managing Kidney Disease

Managing kidney disease can be an overwhelming path to tread. It's a journey filled with ups and downs, triumphs and tribulations. Emotions that sometimes seem too heavy to bear. At times, the weight of this burden can lead to another struggle - the battle with depression. Read more

Type 1 distal Renal Tubular Acidosis (dRTA)

What is dRTA dRTA is a rare but serious type of kidney disease that can be inherited (primary dRTA) or be caused by another disorder or medication (secondary dRTA). Primary dRTA is also known as Albright acidosis. Renal refers to the kidney, distal tubular refers to a specific part of the kidney and acidosis means there is too much acid build-up in the blood. Read more

Healthy eating for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Chronic Kidney disease is a long – term condition where the kidneys do not work well. It does not usually cause symptoms until later stages. CKD is normally found at earlier stages by blood and urine tests. Your GP can tell you what stage of kidney disease you have. Read more

A guide to life insurance and high cholesterol 2023

Having high cholesterol can affect your life insurance application and how much your premiums cost, but not in every case. It’s still possible to get affordable cover by doing some research and shopping around for the cheapest prices Read more

Calciphylaxis Information

Calciphylaxis is a serious condition that can occur in people chronic with kidney disease; it is most commonly seen in people receiving dialysis but remains very rare with approximately one case diagnosed in every 600 people, having dialysis, per year. It can sometimes occur in people that do not have kidney disease Read more

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Fluid Balance on Dialysis

What Fluid balance is about drinking the right amount every day. Half of your body is made of water and most of what you drink (tea, fruit juice, beer) is water. Read more

Conservative Management in Kidney Disease

You have the right to decide not to start dialysis if you feel that the burden of the treatment would outweigh the benefits, and so reduce your quality of life. Read more

My First Haemodialysis

What is haemodialysis? Haemodialysis is not a cure but takes over some of the jobs the kidneys do. You may also need to take medications and change your diet in order to stay as healthy as possible. Read more

Kidney Disease Life Insurance, How It Works:

Getting life insurance can be difficult for individuals with kidney disease. It is possible that you have encountered difficulties in receiving appropriate assistance or guidance, and as a result, you may feel uncertain about your ability to obtain life insurance. Read more

What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Most people with CKD have no symptoms because the body can tolerate even a large reduction in kidney function. Read more

Hydration and Kidney Health

The imortance of hydration for maintaining kidney health Read more