Hock Chye

Hock Chye

Age: 75 Years

Length of Treatment: 10 Years

Country: Malaysia

“When the toxins in my blood reduced, my appetite started to improve, and I started to generally feel better.”

Hock Chye’s Story

MY CKD:

It all started when I noticed bubbles in my urine. It seemed unusual so I consulted my doctor about it. A urine and blood test were performed, after which I was informed that my kidneys are leaking protein and that I have only 30% of my kidney function left. I was devastated, because my doctor said that CKD is irreversible and will get worse over time. He said, if I live long enough, I might require dialysis one day…

 

MY DIET:

As advised by my doctor, diet and lifestyle changes are very important. I need to stay physically active, reduce salt and protein intake. After 6 –12 months I was starting to see benefits from adapting to the supplemented low protein diet: my appetite started to improve, and I started to feel better in general. And I became happier as I was seeing those positive developments in myself.

MY LIFE:

I can still do my daily routines like travelling and exercising. All I have to do is to take my prescribed medicine and be careful with my diet such as water, salt, and proteins.

 

MY SUPPORT:

Diet modification is challenging especially cutting down on protein intake. With the help of a dietitian, this can be achieved.

 

My Advice, Yearly health check is very important. To all CKD patients: please treat it early. Seek for Nephrologist advice, adhere to the treatments and change your lifestyle.
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Hock Chyes Story