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Question When will I start dialysis? Answer This will depend on your symptoms – if you can pass decent amounts of urine and you are not regularly experiencing nausea and/or vomiting and breathlessness, it is common for people whose kidney function is 5-10% to still manage without dialysis. Blood results are also important, especially if[…]
Question I am currently on the Transplant waiting list. During a call for a possible kidney, which due to unforeseen circumstances did not go ahead, I was told the match was 210. I have read some information about tissue typing but find it has too much jargon. Is it possible to have a clear, uncomplicated,[…]
Question I have CKD and I am finding it difficult to discuss my diagnosis, and future need for a kidney transplant or dialysis, with my family and friends. Is this normal and what is the best way to overcome this? Answer Many people find it difficult to talk to their family and friends about[…]
by Jackie Yates Starting haemodialysis at home is a little daunting, but also liberating. It doesn’t take any less time than it would in the unit, and you have to be self-disciplined to do the required dialysis sessions, as well as all the necessary setting up, disposal of clinical waste, and routine maintenance needed. The[…]
Over 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy following blood and urine tests prior to a trial for asthma medication. Although I hardly had any symptoms apart from raised blood pressure; over time, my kidney function gradually declined. It hardly affected my life at all – I had a healthy baby boy in[…]
Questions and Answers, Session 3 Session 3 was hosted by Hilary Brothwood, renal dietitian at Royal Liverpool Hospital and can be downloaded by following this link.
Questions and Answers, Session 2 The second session of Questions and Answers were posed to Dr Hameed Anijeet, Consultant Nephrologist at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals and can be downloaded by following this link.
Joint statement from professional and patient societies on dialysis away from base. With the decrease in the number of individuals with COVID-19 in the UK and the changes in national guidance including lifting of lockdown and a focus on individualised risk assessment we have been asked to provide a guidance statement on dialysis away from[…]
COVID-19 Q&As from Dr Hameed Anijeet at Royal Liverpool Hospital COVID summary. Virus is spread primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Virus does not travel far which is why the current social distancing guideline is being[…]