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There is one session available:
Everyone for the kidneys
About this courseSkip About this course
This MOOC is intended for patients, medical practitioners, carers, and for all actors concerned by
renal disease. In this MOOC, for the first time, every one will be able to share experiences and
testimonies, knowledge and teachings to move forward together.
In it, you will discover the different roles the kidneys have in the body, the situations that threaten their
function and the ways to protect them.
Not only that, but you will also hear about the daily experience of patients, their carers, and their
friends and family. You will share their concerns and difficulties on a daily basis. You will hear their
testimonies, their discoveries and tricks to treat their disease more effectively while continuing to live,
Indeed, a whole community of experts on renal disease (medical practitioners and patients) tackle all
the aspects of the disease, with a global view of everyday life.
Together, through the forums of this collaborative programme, the main difficulties will be identified
and discussed, solutions imagined, and leads offered to improve the detection, daily medical care,
treatment, and the planning of treatments with a renal disease.
An unprecedented experience to learn, share, understand. To make your voice heard. To listen to
others and take part in a unique programme to move forward in kidney health in a different way.
Everyone together for the Kidneys!
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
In this MOOC, you will learn:
- how kidneys work
- which diseases can touch them (especially diabetes and AHT, but also urinary infections, stones,
medical toxicity, and many more diseases or situations)
- how to eat to protect the kidneys
- how to live on a daily basis with the disease (sports, tobacco, alcohol, pain, depression, sleep,
- how to choose and consider a treatment when the kidneys are not working well enough anymore
(dialyses and transplant)
- how to accompany the diseased and take care of yourself and others.
- Which digital innovations can make life with the disease easier
- how to gain autonomy with treatment
Module 1 : Draining the swamp: misconceptions vs real facts on the KIDNEYS
How do they work, what for?
Which renal diseases?
How do they manifest?
How can we detect them?
Module 2 __ : What makes the kidneys ill?
the life of kidneys: what happens when we lose one? Diseases than can damage the kidneys.
HYPERTENSION and DIABETES: the two great diseases that are out to get my kidneys
The other causes of renal disease: genetics, toxicity…
Module 3 __ : How can I protect my kidneys?
How should I live my daily life?
How should I eat and drink?
Which medical treatments should I pursue?
What should I pay attention to?
Module 4 __ : Eating well for the kidneys
Diet according to the medical treatment
Module 5 __ : Course of life and course of care with the disease
Is a normal life possible?
Who can help me?
Managing stress, pain, insomnia, depression
Module 6 __ : So, my kidneys are out of order, what do we do?
Why should we replace the renal function and how?
How to make a choice
Donating a kidney