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Our Foundation attempts to question patients currently engaged in some kidney treatment to arrive at some conclusions. One can safely lay the blame to low awareness of kidney disease and treatments leading to psychological, financial and sociological aspects in defining this population which needs to be published.

Analytical studies conducted by nephrologists and healthcare show that high sodium intake through consumption of packaged food with preservatives have led to Hypertension that is  responsible for most cases of kidney diseases. To curtail and manage early detection nephrologists and Government have launched campaigns, such as, “Salt  Satyagraha”, “Ek Chammach Kum” and others to limit intake of sodium and sugar, such that future generations may be saved.

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The coronavirus raised its hood in advanced countries in Europe and the United States of America sometime in December 2019. In early March, when travel restrictions were being applied, foreseeing problems in supply of imported medicines and consumables, KWF took a preemptive step to warn patients to stock medicines. 

When the Government promoted social distancing, dialysis patients found few city autos on the streets. KWF’s Sejal Jobanputra’s tweets caught media’s attention with Hindustan Times carrying a story on 23rd March with interviews of affected patients. By 24th March, complaints came from other parts of India of patients unable to reach their dialysis centers. The police were strictly following orders, immobilizing patients who needed emergency treatments.

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Nutritional Secrets, an offering from KWF is an essential Nutrition and Diet handbook for people in various stages of kidney disease. Diet and medication are inseparable in every health condition. With kidneys failing, the diet’s role gets magnified, as every small change has a corresponding effect on the overall health of the person. This handbook balances these issues. The book has been researched and developed in consultation with senior dietitians and nutritionists from various hospitals of the country. The first part of the book, DIET, explains the necessity for a balanced diet, and the function of each of its components. RECIPES, the latter part, has contributions from patients and caregivers, with easy recipes that a patient can choose from, based on his taste and nutritional requirements. It is a user and patient friendly book written with your health in mind, that will definitely be treasured by kidney patients and nephrologists.

You can read, or download the books below.

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A mother’s journey through her son’s ailment & treatment. Through the battery of tests required for the transplant, she was detected with a tumor. Not one to shy away with such a simple scare as Cancer, she made sure she got fit to Donate.

In this heart-wrenching account Vasundhara Raghavan shares more than that worst nightmare of all – a child being afflicted by a life-threatening condition- she relates a story of instinctive courage. She narrates how her family, instead of letting their circumstances devastate them, summoned every emotional and psychological resource to provide a young boy, and themselves with hope. In their quest for the best cures available, they were guided by many well-wishers, one of them being Dr Akmal, who lent his medical expertise to authenticate the treatments outlined in the book.

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This book describes how accidentally at the age of 25, during a routine checkup Shantanu discovers that he suffers from ADPKD, a Kidney disease without a cure. How it affects him mentally to know that he may not live long, as told by his Doctor at that time. How he chooses to initially live in denial but then fight it out, making some avoidable mistakes on the way. Eventually, in spite of a near-death situation, he does conquer the disease to get back to a normal life with good health by the age of 39. The book traverses his journey in these fateful 14 years, where he did not let the disease affect his career or his daily life.

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Are you a patient? Are you a caregiver? – then, this is a book that will boost your morale. 

Kidney Warriors, is a compilation of brave and inspiring stories, that opens the door to understanding various facets of kidney diseases – medical, social/familial, psychological and economic. The book poignantly bares their thoughts, emotions, struggles, strengths and hopes. Patients can identify with the anecdotes that chronicle experiences of other CKD patients from varied age groups and backgrounds, and how they deal with the challenges posed by kidney disease, their day to day struggles and victories.

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