Itching. Hiccups. Loss of appetite. Sleep problems. These are just a handful of the numerous seemingly innocuous warning signs that may possibly suggest kidney disease. And with around 20 million people in America fighting kidney pain, and many more not officially diagnosed, it’s crucial to bring any concerning symptoms to the attention of the physician.
If kidney disease is the cause, these guidelines from the National Kidney Center can help you or your loved one adjust and thrive:
Make sure you are knowledgeable. Knowledge is power, and trying to learn as much as you possibly can about the disease will be helpful towards properly managing it.
Stay in control. It’s inherently up to the person with kidney disease, or that individual’s primary caregiver, to be aware of symptoms, monitor test results and treatments, and take responsibility for the management of the disease and life decisions.
Remain healthy. Sticking to a kidney-friendly dietary plan, engaging in physician-approved exercise programs, and taking medications as prescribed are all important for sustaining optimum health.
Stay productive. Both mental and physical wellbeing are positively affected when we have purposeful work to do that affects the lives of others. Working or volunteering with a cause of interest can boost all-around wellness.
Be proactive. Create a plan for the future to include treatment methods to look into if the condition were to change or worsen.
Most importantly, it’s essential for those with kidney disease – and any other health problem – to remain socially engaged with friends and loved ones who can uplift and encourage them. Hired Hands Homecare of Petaluma, CA, can provide additional companionship, along with a full range of professional in-home care services, including:
Planning and preparing nutritious meals
Personal care and hygiene assistance
Transporting and accompanying the person to medical appointments, treatments, etc.
Light housekeeping and laundry
And so much more, personalized to each person’s specific needs and wishes
You can reach us any time at (866) 940-4343 or contact us online to ask us any questions you may have about our Petaluma home care services. We look forward to improving and enhancing quality of life for your senior loved one!