CKD WORKSHOP Participants’ Profile: Participants comprised CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) patients from different regions – Agra, Dholpur, Delhi, Hathras and Mathura. The workshop was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by Dr P.B. Singh, Dr T.S. Kuckrejja, Dr Krishna Mohan Sahu, Dr Dharmendra Kamla and Mr Sarna, in the presence of Mr Chandan Pandey (FSO, Mathura Administration). Resource Persons:
||Name of Resource Person
||Dr Krishan Mohan Sahu
||Director (Nephrology & Kidney Transplant), Nayati Medicity
||Dr Dharmendra Kamla
||Psychiatric Department, Nayati Medicity
||Mr Chandan Pandey
||Food and Safety Officer, Mathura Administration
||Mr Ashutosh Kumar
||Yoga and Wellness Department, Nayati Medicity
Topics/Sessions Covered in the Workshop:
||Overview of Kidney Care – Functions, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
||Psychological Reactions and Mental Illness in CKD
||Food Optimization for Kidney Patients
||Yoga and Health for Kidney Patients
CHAPTER – 01 Introduction Patients attended the workshop on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – held at the Basement Hall in Nayati Medicity, Mathura – organised by the Outreach Department and facilitated technically by the Clinical Department. The workshop’s main purpose was introducing CKD patients to the major causes and treatment of Kidney Disease. The workshop also aimed at making them understand their problems and priorities, including treatment options such as dialysis and transplant. Workshop Objectives
- Educating CKD patients about the functions of the kidney; symptoms, failure and causes; making them understand CKD and the intervention of food and wellness in controlling sugar levels, BP and the role of micronutrients.
- Highlighting their roles and responsibilities vis-à-vis their own health and diet.
- Increasing awareness of dialysis and transplant.
Technical Sessions SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW ON KIDNEY CARE Dr Krishan Mohan Sahu (Director – Nephrology & Transplant) held a session on various topics such as functions of the kidney; symptoms, causes and treatment of kidney failure; peritoneal dialysis; dialysis vs. treatment; haemodialysis at Nayati; haemodialysis infrastructure; dialysis protocol; haemodialysis – disadvantages and inconvenience; minimizing water and dialysis; fluid requirement and WAK trials; Bio-Artificial Implantable Kidney (BAIK) and its features; stem cell treatment; and, lastly, kidney care at Nayati Medicity, Mathura. SESSION 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTIONS AND MENTAL ILLNESS IN CKD Dr Dharmendra Kamla conducted a session on Stress Management of CKD patients. Covering all psychological ailments and the side effects on patients’ behaviour, he described behavioural problems as well as the depression suffered by patients’ family members. SESSION 3: FOOD OPTIMIZATION FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS Mr Chandan Pandey held a session on Food, Nutrition and Micronutrients. He began by offering a brief situational analysis of CKD patients and their diet. He also discussed important health issues prevalent among kidney patients in the community. Furthermore, he explained how to choose and prepare foods with less sodium (salt) content. He also spoke about eating the right amount and right types of protein. Finally, he highlighted the major sources and natural micronutrients, including rich dietary sources such as green leafy vegetables, broccoli, sprouts and pulses. SESSION 4: YOGA AND HEALTH FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS This session was taken by Mr Ashutosh Kumar (Yogacharya) through his Yoga and Wellness Department. Ashutosh-ji’s Yoga session thrilled patients as he demonstrated essential exercises that could benefit CKD patients. Even after the workshop, patients learnt many Yoga Asanas from Ashutosh-ji. Overview of CKD Workshop The workshop witnessed direct discussions, which were followed by inspiring presentations from Nayati doctors. Secondary patients receiving treatment from different hospitals hailed from Agra, New Delhi, Dholpur, Mathura and Vrindavan. The workshop was most useful for those taking CKD treatment. Key programme interventions:
- Formative communication campaign.
- Workshop of all CKD patients, including attendants and family members.
- Establishment of a two-way communication mechanism.
- Promotion of process documentation.
- Outreach to different places and districts.
- Raising community awareness and participation to maximize long-term impact by organizing internal meetings and workshop with patients, beneficiaries and other social reformers for counselling the community about CKD and its effects.
- Undertaking Behaviour Change Communication mechanism that will be beneficial in future.
- Social/Community Mobilisation for sensitizing community members about accepting and participating in health interventions, put in place to control as well as increase awareness of these diseases.
On the workshop’s conclusion, patients posed many questions regarding diet and water. Key ones:
- What’s the ideal diet for dialysis patients?
- Is Haemodialysis or Peritoneum dialysis better for patients?
- Which food is good for CKD patients?
- What foods contain Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus?
Annexure 02 – Press Release of the CKD workshop