Anxiety usually aggravates any disease. Patients suffering from chronic diseases are faced with uncertainty and have a number of questions related to their affliction. Some may feel embarrassed to trouble others with their doubts.
Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease in Toronto, can expect to be linked to a state-of-the-art tool soon that will help them to involve themselves actively in their treatment.
This online patient portal will be tailored to answer the queries of 1,500 kidney patients treated by Grand River Hospital and the University Health Network in Toronto. This could mean less trouble for the patients and the health-care system.
Research has shown that awareness of the disease and self-management, combined with early consultation of specialists and treatment, can slow down the advancement of the disease in pre-dialysis patients.