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Kidney Disease: Make Your Wishes Known (Dr. William Lombard)

Education, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

William E. Lombard, MD, long-time nephrologist and medical director at Mount Baker Kidney Center, discusses kidney disease, its symptoms, causes, and treatment options. The two primary causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. More than 660,000 Americans are being treated for kidney failure. Of these, 468,000 are dialysis patients. Dr. Lombard explains that kidneys are vital organs that perform a variety of functions critical to overall health. Learn what actions are necessary to sustain health. This talk explores treatment options, encourages patients to get the support they need to adjust to life with kidney disease. Advance care planning, completing advance directives are discussed in this interactive session, with Q&A.