A Message for Kidney Disease Patients
We at Indiana Kidney Specialists want to ensure our patients, their family and support staff, our Indiana Kidney staff and physicians remain healthy, protected, and safe as the COVID-19 virus spreads. Much like the flu all patients should take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
- Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
- Keep space between yourself and others and stay away from those who may be sick
- Avoid unnecessary time in public places; travel (especially air travel or cruises)
- Stay at home as much as possible if there are cases reported in your community
While most cases result in a mild illness, certain populations are at higher risk for complications including elderly patients and those with chronic health conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure conditions, and diabetes. This includes many of our patients.
At this time, unnecessary trips to the hospital pose a great risk to you and the community. Among those most threatened by the virus are people with chronic health conditions, such as kidney disease. To avoid exposure at the emergency room, be sure to keep your doctor appointments and follow their instructions as carefully as you can to keep your overall health stable.
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