(Lincoln City, Ore. – May 15, 2019) Find out how to take control of your kidney health at a free Kidney Smart class led by certified kidney care educators. The class will be offered the last Friday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, beginning May 31.
Some questions the class will answer include:
What causes chronic kidney disease and how can it be delayed?
What is a kidney-friendly diet and what information is available to help make the right food choices at home and while dining out?
What actions can be taken to lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar and make simple lifestyle changes?
How can medication management help lead to better kidney health?
How does continuing to work and having insurance coverage help with quality of life?
What treatment options are available that can fit a variety of work and lifestyle needs (including dialysis performed during the day or night, at home or in a clinic)?
How does the transplant process work, who can receive this treatment and how may it lead to better health?
Anyone who is interested in supporting a patient’s kidney health journey is also welcome to take a class and ask questions. Registration is required by calling 855-343-4951.
Classes, presented by DaVita Kidney Care, will be held in the Education Conference Room at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.