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Patients

We help patients like you navigate the complexities of participating in a clinical trial and provide resources about your kidney disease. Understanding your options is the biggest hurdle. Once you know how your kidney disease is treated, deciding if you should enroll in a clinical trial will be easier. Treatment with investigational new drugs may or may not help you. Participating in clinical trials does bring new information that may be helpful for the treatment of chronic kidney disease/end stage kidney disease.

Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease, more formally known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), is a worldwide health crisis that cannot be understated. Approximately 10% of the worldwide population is affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and millions die each year because they do not have access to affordable treatment.

Some kidney problems can be early signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Finding and treating these problems early can help prevent CKD from becoming kidney failure. Other kidney problems can lead to CKD if they are not treated (if you have been diagnosed already with CKD, read this article for some critical information of things you need to be aware of). Health issues with kidneys go beyond CKD. Below is an ongoing list of common kidney diseases.

  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney Failure

Nutrition

Nutrition is usually a topic that comes up regarding health related issues to kidneys. The way that kidneys function as a part of your digestive system is reason enough to make nutritional changes to your diet that can aid in kidney treatment.

Perhaps you are searching online in an attempt to find a special diet or a one-size-fits-all approach to kidney disease prevention. While some may claim definitive nutritional steps to avoid kidney issues, this comprehensive list does not exist. The main reason for the lack of an all-inclusive list is the complex and unique way that your particular kidney condition may need to be addressed.

What Do I Do?

While you could let this discourage you, there is hope. NephroNet is a network of dedicated clinicians and investigators committed to advancing all aspects of kidney research and education. Our team is on the cutting edge of kidney disease research and our network of physicians have conducted over 250 clinical trials. We can help you navigate the through the latest research and trial news and the complexities of participating in a clinical trial.

How to Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved with NephroNet. Simply sign up for our email list to keep up with the latest news on kidney research and the start of new clinical trials. If you are looking to be a part of a clinical trial yourself, we would love to connect you with one of our NephroNet network of physicians. Please reach out to us using the form below and we will be in touch with you!