DIET MANAGEMENT FOR GENETIC AND AUTOIMMUNE-RELATED CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE
As of March 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 37 million people have chronic kidney disease (CKD) worldwide. That is approximately 1 out of 7 individuals with a suspected 9 out of 10 unaware they may have CKD. While Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus still remain the two leading causes of CKD, we are starting to see an increased prevalence of genetic and autoimmune-related causes such as Lupus, Polycystic Kidney Disease, etc. This is in part due to physiological adaptations of the body as well as drastic changes to lifestyle patterns over the years with decreased physical activity and higher obesity rates. Join me as I discuss more in-depth the autoimmune and genetic causes of kidney disease, common signs/symptoms, and offer guidance on how to provide lifestyle management education and counseling, particularly with diet and exercise, in an effort to slow down disease progression and improve the quality of life for your patients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the general principles of various genetic and autoimmune-related causes of chronic kidney disease.
Identify common symptoms associated with kidney disease.
Counsel patients on methods for disease management through diet and exercise.
Establish and implement treatment plans for patients with chronic kidney disease.
About the Presenter: Collette Powers, MA, RDN, LDN, ACSM EP
Collette Powers is a Registered, Licensed dietitian in the state of Tennessee and a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. She practices within various realms of nutrition and fitness but for the past 8 years has focused her efforts towards sports nutrition and renal nutrition. Whether it is working with patients at her dialysis clinic, conducting outpatient counseling sessions, tabling at community events, lecturing to large groups, or making media appearances, she enjoys educating the community and working individually with clients to become the best version of themselves, inside and out.