April 25, 2017
The Dialysis Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million Americans have CKD and millions of others are at risk for developing the disease. Early detection and intervention helps to prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure, known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
In this program, patients will learn more about kidney disease, ways to slow the loss of kidney function, and how medications, diet and lifestyle can affect the progression of the disease. Patients will have the opportunity to meet with dietitians, social workers and nurses who specialize in renal (kidney) care. Family members, friends and caregivers are invited to attend the program as well.
The program also covers the transition from CKD to ESRD. Patients will learn about treatment options available to ESRD patients, including dialysis treatment options.
Learning what to expect with CKD or ESRD helps patients cope with their diagnosis and make informed treatment decisions that are best suited to their condition.