Supporting your loved one with kidney disease
Oftentimes, people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can feel intimidated by their condition, and, to them, it may seem as if they’re on the journey alone. For friends, family members, and loved ones of those living with kidney disease, however, it can be just as difficult to watch the people they care about go through such an ordeal. If someone you know has kidney disease, it is important to remember that there are things you can do to help them remain positive and live a better quality of life. You can also feel as if you are proactively tackling challenges with them instead of sitting helpless on the sidelines. By learning as much as you can about CKD management, what to expect, and current treatment options, you will be able to educate and encourage your loved one as well as give yourself a bit more peace of mind. With your help, your friend, family member, or loved one can feel good about the steps they are taking toward kidney health and can continue enjoying life.