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Nephrol News Issues. 2012 Nov;26(12):44, 46, 48.

The benefits of exercise for CKD patients.

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Fresenius Medical Care North America.


People with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease often suffer from multiple related disorders, progressive deconditioning, and loss of functional capacity. Yet increased physical activity has been shown to improve patients' quality of life and nutrition, reduce inflammation and depression, and decrease treatment costs and the need for hospitalization. Exercise training should thus be considered an important part of the overall care of people with CKD, while increased physical activity is beneficial at all stages of the disease and can help empower patients to take more control over their own health.

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