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National Kidney Federation Kidney Matters Patient Information.
NKF information is strictly document controlled to ensure that the information provided is reviewed every three years, so it is always up to date.
Whether you require a single leaflet for yourself, or bulk quantities for a Renal Unit, Hospital or Kidney Patient Association, just call the Helpline number 0800 169 09 36, or e-mail us at: [email protected]
You can read the information on the topics listed below by clicking the name. From there you can also download a PDF of the information if you wish.
NKF Helpline Patient Information:
What is kidney disease?Types of kidney diseaseTreatment for kidney diseaseLiving with kidney diseaseGlossary of Renal Related TermsKnow your numbers - DialysisKnow your numbers - TransplantKidney basics
About the kidneysChronic kidney diseaseI've got kidney diseaseHow to cope with established renal failureThe Emotional Impact of CKDCholesterol and kidney DiseaseCalculating kidney functionHigh blood pressureFrequently asked questionsAcute kidney injuryKidney biopsyEnd of life careKidney disease
AmyloidosisIron Deficiency anaemia and Chronic kidney disease (call the helpline to request this leaflet)Anaemia Artery StenosisDiabetes and the kidneyFocal and segmental glomerulosclerosisGlomerulonephritisHaematuriaHenoch-schonlein purpuraIgA nephropathyIgM NephropathyInterstitial NephritisKidney CystsLoin Pain - Haematuria SyndromeMembranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN)Minimal change nephropathyMyeloma and Kidney DiseaseNephrotic syndrome in adultsPain in Kidney or Urine DiseasesProteinuriaSmall or Single KidneyTwelve steps towards pain controlUrinary InfectionsVasculitis
Polycystic kidney disease
Adult polycystic kidney diseaseAutosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
Introduction to haemodialysisHome dialysis the advantagesDialysis line insertionFistula Care
What is Peritoneal Dialysis?Introduction to Peritoneal DialysisPeritoneal Dialysis – Frequently Asked QuestionsAre there different types of PD?
Blood pressure medicationCommonly Prescribed Drugs for Kidney DiseaseCommonly Taken Drugs for Kidney FailureOver the counter drugs
Sexual relationships in kidney failureSex problems with renal failureSexual relationship in kidney failure for menSexual relationship in kidney failure for womenSexual relationship in kidney failure having children
Exercising indoors Useful exercises that patients can do indoors if due to Coronavirus you are having to stay at home.
Online exercise video program designed for people whose lives have been affected or disrupted by Covid-19. The video was made for the NHS by Oxford University Hospitals, University of York and Oxford Brookes University
Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
Let's Get Active! Exercise for Kidney PatientsStaying Fit With Kidney DiseaseCan I Safely Exercise with High Blood Pressure
Holiday guide for kidney patientsHoliday dialysis UKHoliday Dialysis European DestinationsHoliday Dialysis World Wide DestinationsHoliday CompaniesTravel InsuranceHoliday tips and guidelinesHoliday guidelines for PD patientsHoliday guidelines for HD patientsHoliday guidelines for transplant patientsHoliday / Travel vaccinations in transplant patients
Complete holiday guide for kidney patients 2020
To request the Complete Holiday Guide for Patients 2020, call 0800 169 09 36, or e-mail us at: [email protected]
Are work and a normal life possible after a transplant?Blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease & circulation problemsCancer after kidney transplantationDiabetes after transplantationHow long does the transplant operation take?How are kidneys allocated?How long is the wait for a kidney?Infection after transplantationIs kidney transplantation psychologically stressful?Kidney transplants from relatives and friendsSexual problems following a transplantSkin care in renal transplant patientsTop TipsWhat are the complications of transplantation?What is transplant rejection?What drugs are needed after transplantation?What is a kidney transplant?
Living donor information
Living donor informationHow do donors feel afterwards?Reimbursement of living donor expenses
Alports SyndromeBones, Calcium, Phosphate, and PTH in Kidney FailureFabry DiseaseGood Mouth Care in Established Renal FailureGreen NephrologyLupus and Lupus Kidney DiseaseReflux
Kidney disease and footcare
Charcot FeetFoot UlcersFootwearHoliday feet
*FREE* Dietary Information pack : To request our Dietary Information Pack call 0800 169 09 36, or e-mail us at: [email protected]
To order your copy call the helpline on 0800 169 0936 or e-mail [email protected]
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Download Food with Thought PDF
TASTE! Healthy eating for a Modern Lifestyle by Lawrence Keogh and Janet Brinkworth
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Lawrence Keogh Kidney care cookbook: Rediscovering Food & Flavours Click here
PotassiumThe Eatwell PlateCan Kidney Patients eat fruit and vegetables Renal Patients and Alcohol Asian and Afro Caribbean cooking Download the PDF leafletLawrence Keogh Kidney care cookbook: Rediscovering Food & Flavours Click here
Arnold Goes for a DMSA ScanChilds Indwelling catheterCaring for your child’s MitrofanoffDietary Advice for Children on DialysisGraham has a GFR TestYour Child & TransplantationWarts and Kidney DiseaseWhy Annie needs a Blood TestYour Child & Chronic Renal Failure
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Also availableHelpline CardsPatient Support PackCKD Health Check booklet : Look after your kidneys and keep yourself wellHelp! I've got kidney failure booklet : Your introduction to kidney failure and it's treatment
The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.