- Infographic Resources
- General Information about Kidneys
- Your Kidney Function is 20-30%
- Your kidney function is less than 20%
- Your kidney function is less than 15%
- Information When You Are on Dialysis
Healthy Kidney Educations Resources
What’s happening inside of me?
Healthy Kidneys are fun graphic resources that will help you understand how your kidneys work, how your kidneys affect other parts of your body and how you can help your kidneys help your body!
This resource helps children, youth and families learn to live well with kidney disease.
There are 15 modules covering many topics about kidney health. Each module has a pre-school section, a school-age section and an adolescent section. There is a separate booklet for your family or caregiver and a fun activity sheet with each module.
The 16th module is a complete glossary of all highlighted terms in the modules with easy to understand definitions. The pictures in the glossary will give you clues or reminders and help you to connect with the meaning of the words you hear often.
Use of the modules is meant to supplement regular visits with a healthcare team, intending to provide a way of starting conversations about kidney disease and kidney disease management. These modules do not replace discussions patients and families should have with their care providers.
1. Your kidney Health team
There are lots of people who look after your kidneys. Find out more about the member of the team.
2. Meet your kidneys
Learn about all the different parts of your kidneys and your urinary tract.
Learn why balance is important inside your body and how the kidneys help to keep that balance
Did you know there are other organs that work with your kidneys? Find out who is on the body team and how they work together to keep your body healthy.
5. Healthy eating
Do you know that what you eat and drink plays a role in keeping your kidneys healthy? Find out more here about green, yellow and red foods and kidney health.
6. Being active
There are many ways to be active. Let’s talk about activities and healthy kidneys.
7. Taking Medication
Sometimes you need to take medicines to help your kidneys. Learn how to make this part of your everyday routine.
8. Healthy Blood
Do you know how to help your kidneys make more strong blood?
9. Bone Health
What is the recipe for strong bones? And how are your kidneys involved?
10. Blood pressure
Did you know that the right amount of blood pressure keeps your heart, brain and your kidneys healthy?
11. Acid Balance
When the kidneys can’t balance the acid in your body, everyone on your body team feels sick. Learn more.
The kidneys help you grow! What else do you need to know?
13. Chronic Kidney Disease
As kidney disease progresses, your kidney health team will work with you to help you adjust to changes.
14. Family Coping
Kidney disease affects everyone in the family. Let’s talk about it.
15. My coping
How does kidney disease affect the way you are feeling and thinking? It’s okay to talk about anything that is on your mind.
What do all those words mean? Take a sneak peek at some of the words you will hear in this Healthy kidney resource