Meet Kidneyman, an educational resource designed to help you understand kidney disease. In each of these videos, you'll learn more about kidney disease and what it means to be on dialysis.
Learning about Chronic Kidney Disease
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30 million people, or 15% of U.S. adults, are estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), but most patients with severely reduced kidney function are not aware they have CKD. In this video, you’ll learn more about CKD, how CKD is diagnosed and when it makes sense to discuss treatment options with your physician. You’ll also learn about the three questions every patient with CKD should be able to answer.
Understanding ESRD and Treatment Options
In this video, you’ll meet Joe, a newly diagnosed ESRD patient. He meets with Dr. Dialysis to understand what ESRD is and what treatment options exist for patients with kidney failure.
Learning about Anemia Treatment in ESRD
Your kidneys do more than just clean your blood. They actually make two hormones, one that helps you maintain healthy bones and another that plays a key role in preventing anemia. As a result, many patients on dialysis, as well as patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), can develop anemia because of their weakened kidney function. In this video, you'll meet Mattie who has questions about treating her anemia.