What You Must Know About Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide to Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments

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While the news that you or a loved one has kidney disease can be shocking, for over 26 million Americans, it is a reality. After the initial diagnosis, patients and families usually have a myriad of questions about treatment options.

What You Must Know About Kidney Disease is designed not only to answer these questions, but also to provide the up-to-date information you need to cope with this potentially devastating problem.

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Overview

While the news that you or a loved one has kidney disease can be shocking, for over 26 million Americans, it is a reality. After the initial diagnosis, patients and families usually have a myriad of questions about treatment options.

What You Must Know About Kidney Disease is designed not only to answer these questions, but also to provide the up-to-date information you need to cope with this potentially devastating problem.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One provides an overview of the kidneys’ structure and function, as well as common kidney disorders. It also guides you in asking your

doctor questions that will help you better understand both status and prognosis. Part Two examines kidney problems and their conventional treatments. Part Three provides an indepth look at the most effective complementary treatments, from lifestyle changes to alternative healing methods.

The diagnosis of kidney disease is the first step of an unexpected journey. What You Must Know About Kidney Disease will help you understand the challenges ahead and

choose the very best treatments available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757003264
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 285,737
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rich Snyder, DO, holds a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital and his Nephrology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

Dr. Synder is a contributing member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the Renal Physicians Association, and several other

medical organizations. He is also the author or co-author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the best-selling author of What You Must Know About Kidney Disease. In addition to being a popular speaker, Dr. Snyder has appeared on numerous radio and televisions shows throughout North America. Currently, Dr. Snyder maintains a full-time clinical nephrology practice in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

Part 1 An Introduction to Kidney Disease

1 An Overview of Kidney Function and How It Is Evaluated 5

2 Setting the Stage of Kidney Disease-Where Do You Stand? 19

3 Interacting with Healthcare Professionals 27

Part 2 Inflammation, Causes of Kidney Disease, and Standard Treatments

4 The Inflammatory Response, Oxidative Stress, and the Kidneys 37

5 Common Causes of Kidney Disease 45

6 Other Conditions That Can Affect the Kidneys 65

7 Medications, Imaging Studies, and Interventions 75

8 Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease and Standard Treatment Approaches 85

Part 3 Complementary Treatment Approaches and Lifestyle Changes

9 Lifestyle Changes Everyone Can Make 93

10 The Importance of Eating Right 105

11 Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutritional Supplements 125

12 Herbs and Complementary Therapies 135

13 Spiritual and Emotional Components of Healing 149

Conclusion 157

Glossary 158

Resources 161

References 167

Index 181

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    Rich Snyder's book has been extremely helpful to me as a Chronic

    Rich Snyder's book has been extremely helpful to me as a Chronic Kidney Disease Patient. I listened to my nephrologist's explanations, asked questions, researched what I didn't understand for my own book, and STILL was surprised at some of the information I missed. Of course, that's not really a problem any more because all I have to do is pick up this book and remind myself of that information. Thanks for being so thorough, Dr. Snyder.

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