FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is this Q & A all about?

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Kidneys: What are these amazing organs all about?

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What is the kidney’s basic function?

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How can I keep my kidneys healthy?

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What is kidney disease?

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What causes Kidney Disease?

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How do I know if I have kidney disease?

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Is kidney disease curable?

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What’s the difference between a sign and a symptom?

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

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What are other symptoms of kidney disease?

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What is kidney/renal failure?

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What are the causes of kidney failure?

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What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

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What happens when kidney failure occurs?

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What is acute renal failure?

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What is Dialysis?

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How does dialysis work?

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Haemodialysis

What’s the purpose of haemodialysis?

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How does haemodialysis work?

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How do I prepare for haemodialysis?

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What are the possible complications of haemodialysis?

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How do I adjust to the treatment and my illness?

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Who performs the treatment?

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What do I have to do to have the dialysis treatment?

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What diet should I follow if I’m on haemodialysis?

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How do I take care of the Fistula/Graft

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having dialysis?

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Peritoneal Dialysis

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

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What is peritoneal dialysis?

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What is C.A.PD?

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What is A.PD.?

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How can I learn about peritoneal dialysis?

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What are the advantages of peritoneal dialysis?

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What are the disadvantages of peritoneal dialysis?

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How is the family of a kidney disease patient affected?

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How are intimate relationships affected?

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How do I deal with my illness emotionally?

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Who is most at risk of developing kidney disease?

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What should I do if I think I have kidney disease?

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How should I do if I am showing signs of early kidney disease?

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What should I do if I’m showing early signs of kidney disease?

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About urine tests

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About blood test results

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What if I choose not to receive dialysis treatment?

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What are Healthy Start Clinics all about?

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Can I go on holiday if I have kidney disease?

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