*Balancing water & minerals (sodium, potassium, and phosphorus) in your blood
* Removing waste from your blood after digestion, muscle activity, and exposure to
chemicals or medications
* Making renin, which your body uses to help manage your blood pressure
* Making erythropoietin, which prompts your body to make red blood cells
* Making an active form of vitamin D, needed for bone health and other things
More than 3 million Canadians have chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is defined as having persistent albuminuria (high protein in urine) or an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of less than 60 mL/min.
Pharmacists play an important role for patients who have CKD as medication doses may need to be adjusted, avoided, and potentially initiated to prevent further kidney disease progression.
Come in and speak to our pharmacists about your health and wellness questions.