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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.
What is kidney disease?Types of kidney diseaseTreatment for kidney diseaseLiving with kidney diseaseGlossary of renal related termsKnow your numbers - DialysisKnow your numbers - Transplant
About the kidneysChronic kidney disease (CKD)I've got kidney diseaseHow to cope with established renal failureThe emotional impact of CKDCholesterol and kidney diseaseCalculating kidney functionHigh blood pressureFrequently asked questionsAcute kidney injury (AKI)Kidney biopsyEnd of life care
AmyloidosisIron deficiency anaemia and chronic kidney disease (call the Helpline to request this leaflet)AnaemiaArtery 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
Adult or polycystic kidney diseaseAutosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
Introduction to haemodialysisHome dialysis the advantahesDialysis 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
Sex problems with renal failureSexual relationship in kidney failure for menSexual relationship in kidney failure for womenSexual relationship in kidney failure having children
Useful exercises which you can do indoorsOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has produced an exercise video, designed for people whose lives have been affected or disrupted by Covid-19.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 Worldwide destinationHoliday companiesTravel insuranceHoliday tips and guidelinesHoliday guidelines for PD patientsHoliday guidelines for HD patientsHoliday guidelines for transplant patientsHoliday/travel vaccinations in transplant patients
To request the Complete Holiday Guide for Patients 2020, call 0800 169 09 36, or email [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 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
Charcot feetFoot ulcersFootwearHoliday feet
To request a Dietary Information Pack, call 0800 169 09 37 or email [email protected]
To order your copy call the helpline on 0800 169 0936 or e-mail [email protected] or order from our online shop.
Download Food with Thought PDF
Order your copy of Taste!
Lawrence Keogh kidney care cookbook: Rediscovering Food & Flavours Click here
PotassiumThe Eatwell PlateCan kidney patients eat fruit and vegetables?Renal patients and alcoholAsian and Afro-Caribbean cooking
Arnold goes for a DMSA scanChild indwelling catheterCaring for your child's MitrofanoffDietary advice for children on dialysisGraham has a GFR testYour child and transplantationWarts and kidney diseaseWhy Annie needs a blood testYour child and chronic renal failure
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Helpline cardsPatient support packCKD health check booklet: Look after your kidneys and keep yourself wellHelp! I've got kidney failure: Your introduction to kidney failure and its 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.