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Your kidneys, your health


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This booklet tells you more about:

  • how your kidneys work and what they normally do
  • CKD and its causes
  • the tests and treatments for CKD
  • what you can do to look after your kidneys
  • how to make changes in your lifestyle
  • where to go for further information and support


Your kidneys, your health - a guide to living with early stage chronic kidney disease

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Ref number: 3056/VER4

Date published: September 2020 | Review date: September 2023

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