Kidney Disease: A Guide for Living

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Walter A. Hunt knows what it means to live with kidney disease. Here, he shares his experience and knowledge to help other people with the disease understand and cope with its challenges.

When Hunt learned he had kidney disease, he was overwhelmed by the prospect of facing kidney failure. He had so many questions: Why are my kidneys failing? Is there anything I can do to save them? How will I know when my kidneys have failed? What will it feel like? What treatments are available for me? Is there a cure for kidney failure?

The good news, as Hunt found out, is that kidney failure is highly treatable. People with the disease can lead full and productive lives, and Hunt's readable and empathetic book will help them do just that. It discusses the latest scientific and medical findings about kidney disease, including what kidneys do; the underlying diseases that cause failure; diagnosis, treatment, and prevention; dietary factors; clinical trials; and the future direction of research on kidney failure.

Kidney disease is difficult, but as Hunt’s narrative reveals, people living with it can take control of their health and their future. By understanding kidney failure―what causes it, how it may affect their lives, and what treatment options they have―people with the disease can improve their quality of life and achieve the best possible outcome.

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Walter A. Hunt holds a doctorate in neuropharmacology from West Virginia University. As a medical researcher for thirty years, he examined the biological basis of diseases, never considering that one day he would be dealing with a serious disease of his own. Having polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the fourth leading cause of kidney failure, he endured seven and a half years of dialysis and two dozen stays in the hospital before receiving a transplant. Now free of kidney problems, Dr. Hunt serves on the Board of Trustees of the PKD Foundation and travels the world.

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"Walter Hunt has provided careful and understandable explanations, and he’s offered his personal experience with and perspectives on how kidney failure has affected his life. I congratulate him for providing this excellent guide for people with kidney disease."

(Ronald D. Perrone, M.D., Tufts Medical Center)

"The paucity of consumer health information on kidney disease and treatment makes this essential for consumer health collections, despite its high reading level."

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"People with the disease can lead full and productive lives, and Hunt's readable and empathetic book will help them do just that."

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"This book has filled a gap that exists int he lierature addressing many relevant aspects of life with chronic kidney disease and renal failure from a patient's perspective... This book should be widely available as a reference to chronic kidney disease patients and their families and by all those involved in chronic kidney disease care."

(Olwyn Johnson Journal of Tranplantation)

"This book has filled a gap that exists in the literature addressing many relevant aspects of life with chronic kidney disease and renal failure from a patient's perspective. This book should be widely available as a reference to chronic kidney disease patients and their families and by all those involved in kidney disease care."

(Olwyn Johnston Journal of Transplantation)

"Kidney patients have been waiting a long time to have in their hands a readable, authentic accounting of what kidney disease is all about and how patients cope with it... a masterful job to give lucid descriptions of the kidney's work and the consequences of renal insufficiency that we nephrologists commonly obscure with scientific word jargon. Thank you."

(Jared Grantham M.D., Kidney Institute)

"As a medical researcher, the author has the unique ability to present the key relevant information in lay patient language. This book is easy to read for most kidney patients. It is clear that the author has had first-hand experience of renal disease (polycystic kidney disease) and subsequent care – having experienced renal dialysis and successful transplantation."

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