यह पुस्तक उन सभी के लिए है जो किडनी आहार की आवश्यकता महसूस करते हैं
· मरीज और उनकी देखभाल करने वाले
· पोषण और आहार विज्ञान के छात्र
· नर्सिंग छात्र
· डायलिसिस इकाइयों के नर्सिंग स्टाफ
· डायलिसिस तकनीशियन
· पोस्ट किडनी ट्रांसप्लांट-केयर स्टाफ
About Author - Dr Suneeti Khandekar
| Dr. Suneeti Ashwinikumar Khandekar
MBBS, PGD in Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition (SNDT, Mumbai), MBA (Hospital Administration).
After medical graduation and working in various esteemed hospitals and institutes, she studied in SNDT Mumbai, under the guidance of Dr. Shobha Udipi, Director, Post Graduate Studies and Research, SNDT, Juhu who was the president of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA).
Her teaching experience include being a Lecturer in Medical Physiology at SNDT, Mumbai for the same course that she studied as student, faculty of Nutrition at Central India Nephrology Society, Nagpur, Central India. She also taught Pregnancy Nutrition at Garbhasanskaar classes in Nagpur and conducted pediatric and school nutrition programs in various schools across Nagpur.
She has a professional experience from the esteemed Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai where she worked as a dietitian. She has undertaken community nutrition work in the Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai in 2006.
Currently, she is a Nutrition Consultant at Nagpur, Maharashtra.
About Author - Dr Rachana Jasani
| Dr Rachana Jasani
Dr Rachana Jasani has been trained at the esteemed institute Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital for dietary management of patients dealing with kidney diseases.
She has been practicing as a Consultant Renal Dietitian at Apex Kidney Care, a chain of dialysis centers across the country since 2008.
She has been an author for books named "Nutrition Simplified for Dialysis patients" and "Nutrition Simplified for transplant patients".
Take a Peep inside the Book.
“Doctor, my reports say that my kidneys are failing. What should I eat now?”
This is the usual beginning of our conversation.
The patients ask with an anxious look in their eyes.
They have a lot of questions. They are curious to know as to what more is in store for them.
This is common! Be it an elderly lady or a chemistry student, a young mother of a 6-year-old, a tall and handsome executive or gentleman with already pre-existing illnesses, someone with coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty.
All are similarly anxious when they meet me for the first time.
Kidney diseases have such an impact on our minds, that we all become cautious or extra-cautious about everything we do.
Diet is no exception. It is a priority nowadays. Patients of all age groups tend to find information on the internet, read books and seek advices.
The Vicious cycle of Malnutrition and Reduction in Kidney Functions
In all such cases, expert and authentic advice needs to be sought in pursuit of preventing further damage to the kidneys or to delay the progression of kidney disease.
However, all that the majority of patients know is that we have to religiously follow some kind of a Kidney-friendly diet or the Renal diet.
Breaking News! Renal diet, per se, is not just boiled, no salt no taste food!
In fact, kidney disease diet or the ‘Renal diet’ is really a diet with plenty of options to choose from. Many tasty recipes can be made which we never thought was allowed with kidney disease.
It should always be kept in mind that every individual is different.
Every patient has different lifestyle, food habits, education status, economic status and most important – disease status.
The doctor prescribes medicines to all chronic kidney disease patients. These medicines are based on their parameters as height, weight, pulse, blood pressure, blood parameters and the stage of kidney failure by estimating Glomerular filtration Rate, the eGFR.
As every medical prescription is different, so is every dietary prescription or advice.
Remember, as medicines change or their doses change according to the kidney “status”, so should the diet.
This book is a small attempt to reach patients with the general guidelines about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) diet.
In a hectic work schedule of a kidney doctor, patients expect that the doctor talks at length on the diet planning. However, the best that the doctor can do is to refer the patient to a kidney dietitian.
Having known Dr Suneeti as an avid counsellor, it was only natural to think that those counselling sessions should now take shape of a book that the patients can refer to repeatedly and the doctor can now hand over a copy saying, “this is my diet counselling to you !”
Dr. Suneeti has found an accomplished partner in Dr. Rachana Jasani to complement her in completing the task.
Diet plays an important role in the management of most non communicable chronic diseases. In fact, the moment patient is diagnosed with a disease, the first question that is posed to the doctor is, “Was it because of something I ate?”
These beliefs are deep rooted in our minds from an era prior to scientific advancements. In ancient times, if one developed a disease one would try to correlate it with what they ate the previous day and then try to avoid it in the future, thinking it might help. That’s how the concept of parhez (abstinence from certain food items) came to stick.
With progress in medical science, we have now reached a stage where we can pinpoint to different constituents of food playing any role in non-communicable diseases like chronic kidney disease.
It is now, more about planning to include food items rather than leave them out simply out of fear.
This book serves to address these misconceptions by explaining scientific concepts behind each aspect of diet planning in kidney diseases.
This book says it is possible to have a normal diet even if one is suffering from kidney disease. Moderation remains the key. Let the world of a kidney patient be not all about parhez!
Dr Ashwinikumar Khandekar
CARE Hospital, Nagpur
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