A renal rehabilitation program is beneficial for patients with kidney diseases like autoimmune kidney diseases, acute/chronic renal failure including patients on dialysis. It provides comprehensive evaluation and management of all forms of kidney disease.
We aim to delay the onset/ maintain frequency of dialysis and avoid emergency hospitalizations, which are some of the biggest drivers of cost in kidney care. You can protect your kidneys by preventing or managing health conditions that cause kidney damage, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Managing what you eat and drink can be a challenge; however, your diet can also positively influence how you feel, and what other treatments you might need. Aspects that are kept in mind while planning the diet protocol are:
Managing co existing complications like diabetes, hypertension, muscle loss
Managing side effects of medications
Electrolyte, fluid, protein restrictions
Food preferences, recipe and menu planning
Pre exercise evaluation (Conducted by an experienced cardiac rehab physiotherapist)
Fully monitored exercise plan
Sarcopenic obesity (high fat and low muscle) is seen in chronic kidney conditions, even though patients are underweight. A structured exercise program helps in maintaining muscle as muscle loss can make the prognosis worse. Specific exercises including strength training, cardio, balance and coordination exercises can improve quality of life and help keep the blood parameters close to normal. Blood pressure fluctuations and heart conditions can complicate the exercise routine. These programmes are conducted under supervision and monitored by a specialised team.
Conducted online by a Clinical Psychologist
Living with kidney disease can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. The stress of taking multiple medicines, lifelong food and fluid restrictions can overwhelm you. Our clinical psychologists can assist patients and their family members in developing coping strategies.
Surendra Nemivant, 80 Years Dialysis