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Indian Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Rehabilitation in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) ? Need of the Hour

Chronic kidney disease is a fast growing health concern in our society as it is entwined with increasing lifestyle related morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. Living conditions of a patient diagnosed with chronic kidney disease starts degrading after the diagnosis and it falls further after commencement of dialysis due to various physical and social reasons. The overall prevalence and the untapped potential of a CKD patient to lead a normal life warrants adequate rehabilitative measures to bring them back to their normal life. Rehabilitation in ESRD patients should be an individualized comprehensive approach aimed at optimal social integration of the patient by increasing his functional potential along with reduction in the cardiovascular comorbidities.

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