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Chronic Kidney Disease

Everything you can do yourself to slow your kidney disease

This book was written by a patient with chronic kidney disease, Per Åke Zillen. He compiles and shares numerous facts and experiences from healthcare professionals and other kidney patients to answer: Can chronic kidney disease be stopped or slowed?

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Hand washing web programme ‘helps reduce infections’

The risk of catching and passing on infections can be reduced by a web-based programme encouraging people to wash their hands frequently, a study suggests.

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Kidney Failure

In a few pages, kidneys, kidney failure, causes, and symptoms are explained. This information is provided in English and Hindi by Health Information Translations.

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Living with Kidney Disease

This is a free handbook created by The Kidney Foundation of Canada for patients, their family and friends. It explains how kidneys work, how to prevent worsening kidney function, and treatment options. It’s offered in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Italian.

Go to 腎病患者生活指南 (Chinese version)


This is a trusted source of health information offered to patients, their family and friends by the National Institutes of Health.

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“A community of nephrology and mental health clinicians committed to understanding and helping patients cope with the psychosocial impact of chronic kidney disease.”- Gavril Hercz MD

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Save Your Kidneys

Save Your Kidneys is a free ebook created by The Kidney Education Foundation, whose mission is to educate people across boundaries about kidney care. The book is about prevention and care of kidney disease and is available in 35 different languages.

Go to Save Your Kidneys (English version)
Go to الكلى مؤسسة التعليم (Arabic version)
Go to કિડની એજ્યુકેશન ફાઉન્ડેશન (Gujarati version)
Go to किडनी एज्युकेशन फाउन्डेशन (Hindi version)
Go to ਕਿਡਨੀ ਏਜੁਕੇਸ਼ਨ ਫਾਉਂਡੇਸ਼ਨ (Punjabi version)
Go to گردے کا تعلیمی ادارہ کی جماعت (Urdu version)

The Kidney Foundation of Canada

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national organization of people from across Canada and all walks of life working together to alleviate kidney disease.

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US National Kidney Foundation

This is an invaluable resource for patients with kidney disease and potential kidney donors about kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.

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