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A Patient’s View on Exercise and ESKD

An article by HDU President Nichole Jefferson published in CJASN: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.


No matter the illness or condition, the immediate response from health care professionals is to exercise. Although there has been an abundance of studies to justify this, often I have left a doctor’s appointment feeling inadequate. I felt this way, because I did not feel as though I was living up to the standards set forth for exercise. Although I have been constantly advised to exercise, not once has any health care professional asked me how I felt physically and emotionally while attempting to exercise.

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