Steve "The Kidney Nurse" Belcher, RN, MSN is a Kidney nurse expert.
Having founded the Urban Kidney Alliance, had 40 years of kidney disease experience, and being the author of books on kidney disease, he is the Kidney Nurse Expert. He brings his genuine, caring attitude and expertise to you.
Kidney disease, if properly handled, doesn’t have to affect your quality of life. Dealing with kidney disease can affect many other organs or affect your body in different ways. Steve Belcher, RN, MSN is a kidney nurse expert. Having founded the Urban Kidney Alliance, had 40 years of kidney disease experience, and being the author of books on kidney disease, he is the Kidney Nurse Expert.
Steve brings his genuine, caring attitude and expertise to you. Kidney disease requires you carefully navigate the various doctor appointments, tests, and possible hospital stays. Steve’s expertise in kidney disease can help you and your family manage the kidney disease at each stage by providing you with the knowledge and emotional support you will need throughout your care.
He will give you skills to help you finely tune your diet, activity levels, and fluid intake to keep your kidneys operating correctly. There is a delicate balance when living with kidney disease, and the slightest change in any area can cause an effect on your kidneys. For example, certain foods can damage your kidneys, and also if you are already on dialysis, they can counteract your treatments. If you gain too much fluid in between treatments it can also cause you to have more rigorous dialysis treatment.
Suppose you are in the beginning stages of your kidney disease. In that case, Steve Belcher, RN, MSN is your advocate for truly understanding how you can manage your condition without progressing into a higher category of kidney disease. Prevention and education is key in this case. If you or your family have a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity, these could be some of the leading factors to acquiring kidney disease later in life.
In truth, new viruses, such as COVID-19, also affect the body, so we always advise a complete checkup by your primary care doctor. The fear associated with kidney disease can often stall people from seeking an understanding champion for their care.
Steve Belcher, RN, MSN is the Kidney Nurse Expert. His understanding, caring personality will assist you through every step of your disease.
Preparing new dialysis patients and their caregivers for the unknowns of outpatient hemodialysis.
Author, Steven Belcher, RN, MSN is a 2020 US President's Volunteer Service Award recipient and his passion for informing and advocating for the End Stage Kidney community is palpable.
While ports or fistulas are necessary for kidney disease, especially when dealing with dialysis, they can often cause issues at home. The Home Emergency Lifeline Kit ensures having all the supplies you need in one place.
Each kit comes with Bandaids, Sponges, Gloves, Roll Adhesive Bandage, and a Tourniquet. Being prepared is necessary for dealing with home emergencies and even more essential when dealing with the side effects of dialysis. Fistulas generally don’t cause problems but can start bleeding. Each kit comes with instructions on caring for your fistula and a list of common warning signs to prepare to handle your fistula.
As you navigate through your disease's many ups and downs, the last worry you want to have on your plate is insurance. While once available to you, life insurance becomes more difficult to acquire. PrimeTerm to 100 is for those individuals who have an existing illness and don’t qualify for traditional life insurance; however, they need the assurance of life insurance coverage.
Our families are essential to us; Kidney Disease, Diabetes, and Heart Problems can be costly for medical expenses. Having coverage can help your family with future financial planning. While no one wants to think of needing life insurance, it is a topic each person must be willing to discuss with their family.
If you have experienced difficulty acquiring life insurance, contact Steve Belcher, RN, MSN, The Kidney Nurse Expert, and licensed financial coach. He understands how the trials of handling a loved one's disease can be trying for our families. He offers support through educational resources, a sympathetic voice, or a trusted source who can help you and your family navigate the various stages of kidney disease.