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                                                       3          CHAPTER 1

                                                                  The Urinary System

                                                       8          CHAPTER 2

                                                                  What is Chronic Kidney Disease?
                                                                  Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease
                                                                  Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease
                                                       18         CHAPTER 3

                                                                  Diagnostic Testing for Kidney Disease

                                                       26         CHAPTER 4

                                                                  Dietary Advice for Kidney Patients
                                                       30         CHAPTER 5

                                                       36         CHAPTER 6

                                                                  Infection and Vaccination
                                                       41         CHAPTER 7

                                                                  Practical and Social Support
                                                       46         CHAPTER 8

                                                                  Reproductive Matters
                                                       48         CHAPTER 9

                                                                  Your Kidney Healthcare Team
                                                       53         CHAPTER 10

                                                                  Staying Healthy
                                                       57         APPENDIX

                                                                  IKA Renal Support Centre
                                                                  Contact Numbers
                                                                  Useful Information Websites
                                                                  Kidney Dialysis Centres
          The information contained within this book is correct at
          time of going to press. This book essentially pertains to  ©This book has been produced by the renal teams at Beaumont Hospital and,
          the practices at Beaumont Hospital. Other Kidney Units  save where otherwise specified, the content of all pages are copyright to them.
          may use different practices. This book should be used as  No matter may be reproduced or stored in any way without the written consent
          a guide and reference tool only.                of the Editors.
                                                            The books have been printed and distributed by the Irish Kidney Association.
                                                          Further copies are available from IKA, Donor House, Parkwest, Dublin 12.
                                                          Ph: 01-6205306.
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