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Chronic Kidney Disease This dreadful-sounding disease is really, for most people, not a disease at all, but a description of what happens to us all as we get older. You may have been to the doctor recently or seen a copy of a letter that your doctor has sent and seen these words. You have been struck to the core with a fear that you are dying; that the doctor has been keeping a dreadful secret from you. You don’t need to book in with the funeral directors and get measured up just yet because I will explain all. The word ‘chronic’ (from the greek Chronos meaning time) is used by doctors to mean something that goes on for a long time. It doesn’t mean anything bad, or severe, or painful, or indeed anything except prolonged. A chronic nail infection means you have had it for a long time: not that it is severe. (The opposite to ‘chronic’ is ‘acute’ which is also often misunderstood by non medical people). Over the last few years there has been increasing interest in the normal function of kidneys and measuring it using a test called the glomerular filtration rate. This measures how effective your kidneys are at filtering out the toxins that your body makes. The rate at which you kidneys gradually deteriorate is determined by a whole host of things including your lifestyle, your age, your race, and whether you have conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure and whether you smoke. Chronic kidney disease (or CKD) is divided into 5 levels, with 1 and 2 being considered normal kidneys, and 3,4 and 5 indicating that the kidneys are not working as well as they perhaps could. In the whole of the population of Britain, about 1 in 10 people have CKD 3 (the mildest form). About half of people over 75 will have CKD 3 or 4 or 5. It is useful to know whether you have CKD 3 because there is evidence to show that improving health generally in these early stages maintains good kidney function and reduces the likelihood of any worsening towards CKD 4 and 5. Most people with CKD 3 don’t need any treatment. However rates of deterioration vary considerably between people and so regular checks such as blood pressure, excluding diabetes, checking for protein in the urine and keeping blood cholesterol levels low are important. (Note for the smokers here: smoking damages most body systems and stopping smoking is probably the biggest step you can make to improve your health generally). People with chronic kidney disease usually have other health problems which means they are being regularly tested and reviewed for these anyway. Or, they tend to be older and ought to be monitored every 6 months or so by blood pressure checks and blood tests so that the kidney function can be watched. A yearly check on the urine is used to see

whether there is much protein in it and if there is then that is a trigger for the doctor to think about whether treatment ought to be started. The main treatment for CKD (after, or as well as, improving lifestyle) is a group of drugs imaginatively called the ACEs (angiotensin converting enzymes). These were introduced in the 1990s as a treatment for blood pressure but they were noticed to improve kidney function as well. Generally they have practically no side-effects but once in a while, when starting them, some people find that their kidney function can worsen. For this reason people who are starting an ACE, or increasing the dose of their ACE, should have a blood test 4 weeks later to check they are working properly. Since CKD3 or more is so common, it is a shame that the only medical term we have for this condition makes it sound so awful. The fact that chronic kidney disease level 1 and 2 indicates that you have normal kidneys shows how poor the term is. You probably know that GPs are monitored for all sorts of things nowadays and that they are compared with their peers locally and nationally. These comparisons range from the ease of making an appointment to whether they have checked the circulation in the feet of all their diabetics. There is a raft of measurable indicators. (look at www.qof.ic.nhs. uk/search/ in your own practice). As one of the doctors who is responsible for identifying and looking at practices where performance could be better (and I am pleased to say that locally the quality is extremely high), I can see the point in collecting information about who has CKD3 or more. After all, if as a GP, you don’t know whether a patient has CKD, you can’t think about preventing it from getting worse. But the term chronic kidney disease is alarming. GPs have no other term they can use, and if they don’t use it, the doctor can look as though they are offering poor care. So, next time you see your notes, if you notice the term chronic kidney disease, say thank you to your doctor for thinking ahead; remember your greek, and think to yourself: I haven’t got a disease, it is just that my kidneys are older than I know I really am.

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WINTER ACUPUNCTURE Ally Burling has obtained a first class BA (Hons) and is a Licentiate in Traditional Acupuncture. She is also a Registered General Nurse, Health Visitor and has completed a Certificate in Obstetrics. If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. “Lack of energy” is one of the top complaints that doctors hear. According to Oriental medicine, winter is the perfect time to recharge your battery and generate energy – Qi - in order to live, look, and feel your best. The ancient Chinese believed that humans should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on health, replenish energy and conserve strength. Winter is ruled by the Water element, which is associated with the Kidneys & Bladder. The Kidneys

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Friday 26th October St John’s Rc School, Avocet Way, Banbury OX16 9YA Show starts 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Saturday 27th October - 1:30 pm The National Herb Centre, Banbury Road, Warmington OX17 1DF Meet the Minibeasts Cost: £5.00 pp

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Saturday 27th October-7:00pm Cropredy Village Hall, Red Lion Street, Cropredy, Oxfordshire OX17 1PZ CROPREDY FILM SOCIETY ‘The Artist’

Filmed in Black and White and without dialogue, this film won 5 Oscars! The story follows Peppy Millar who, outside a movie premiere, bumps into film hero George Valentin. She auditions successfully for a dancing role, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Information and booking phone Frances on 01295 758488 - sorry no tickets on the door, or email whitaker@yahoo.co.uk Sunday 11th November 2012 Remembrance Sunday From Banbury Town Hall, Bridge Street, Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 5QB 10.15am parade leaves Banbury Town Hall for St. Mary’s Church - parade to return after wreath laying ceremony at 12.15pm.

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