DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Slowing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/the-basics/slowing-the-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease/a/4718

Finding out you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the earlier stages of CKD may allow you to take action to slow the progression of kidney disease and prevent kidney failure. By controlling blood pressure, and blood sugar levels for those with diabetes, and making other healthy lifestyle choices, it may be possible to keep kidneys working. Learn how you can help slow the progression of kidney disease.

Overview About Kidneys http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/the-basics/overview-about-kidneys/a/4666

Kidneys do a lot more than produce urine. These fist-sized, bean-shaped organs have a big responsibility in the body. Find out what they do and how they do their jobs.

What to Eat When You Have Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/the-basics/what-to-eat-when-you-have-kidney-disease/a/4665

Many medical professionals believe that diet plays a role in slowing the progression of kidney disease. Lower protein diets may help the kidneys because they won’t have to work so hard. Because healthy kidneys are responsible for eliminating potassium and phosphorus, as kidney function slows, these minerals may need to be reduced in the diet. Find out what to eat when you have kidney disease.

New to Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/the-basics/new-to-kidney-disease/a/4664

If you are newly diagnosed with kidney disease, you may experience many difficult emotions. However, early stage kidney disease can be managed with medication, diet and lifestyle changes. By becoming proactive, learning about the disease and making healthy choices, you can help slow the progression of kidney disease.

How to Delay the Onset of Dialysis http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/the-basics/how-to-delay-the-onset-of-dialysis/a/4662

While it is scary to be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, the good news is, if you find out you have kidney disease early on there are steps you can take to help prolong kidney function and possibly prevent kidney failure so you won’t have to start dialysis. Find out what you can do to help delay the onset of dialysis.