3 Little eBooks packed full of healthy recipes to help you follow a Healthy Lifestyle and achieve your goals
In 2017 I entered into dialysis then 6 months later I contracted Sepsis, this changed my life and I got through both experiences by being supported by the Dr’s and Nurses in the renal ward of my local hospital.
Since then I have been looking for a way to raise money for the renal unit and to raise awareness of Sepsis and that is where these 3 recipe books come in.
Books have been developed by myself to contain healthy and nutritionally dense recipe that you can eat even when you are on a calories restriction.
The books are £4.95 each or 3 for £10 100% of the money raised will go to the charities named below.
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. In other words, it’s your body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection.
Your immune system usually works to fight any germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites) to prevent infection. If an infection does occur, your immune system will try to fight it, although you may need help with medication such as antibiotics, antivirals, antifungal, and antiparasitic. However, for reasons researchers don’t understand, sometimes the immune system stops fighting the invaders, and begins to turn on itself. This is the start of sepsis.
Some people are at higher risk of developing sepsis because they are at higher risk of contracting an infection. These include the very young, the very old, those with chronic illnesses, and those with a weakened or impaired immune system.
There are around 250,000 cases of sepsis a year in the UK according to the UK Sepsis Trust . At least 46,000 people die every year as a result of the condition.
What is Renal Disease?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys don’t work as well as they should.
Kidney disease is usually caused by other conditions that put a strain on the kidneys. Often, it’s the result of a combination of different problems.
CKD can be caused by:
- • high blood pressure over time, this can put strain on the small blood vessels in the kidneys and stop the kidneys working properly
- • diabetes too much glucose in your blood can damage the tiny filters in the kidneys
- • high cholesterol this can cause a build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels supplying your kidneys, which can make it harder for them to work properly
- • kidney infections
- • glomerulonephritis kidney inflammation
- • polycystic kidney disease an inherited condition where growths called cysts develop in the kidneys
- • blockages in the flow of urine for example, from recurrent kidney stones or an enlarged prostate
- • long-term, regular use of certain medicines such as lithium and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
More than 1.8 million people in England have diagnosed chronic kidney disease(CKD). In addition, there are thought to be around a million people who have the condition but are undiagnosed. … CKD is classified in five stages, according to the level of kidney damage and function.