While the news that you or someone you love has kidney disease can be shocking, for over 26 million Americans, it's a reality. After the initial diagnosis, patients & families usually have a ton of questions about treatment options. Dr. Rich Snyder's book "What You Must Know About Kidney Disease" is designed not only to answer all your questions, but also to provide the up-to-date information you need to evaluate & choose both conventional treatments & complementary therapies. There's so much you CAN do to positively affect both your kidney health & your overall well-being. "What You Must Know About Kidney Disease" by Dr. Rich Snyder, DO provides the reader with the knowledge to be a wise participant in their own health care. Dr. Snyder holds a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He's board certified in both Internal Medicine & Nephrology. Dr. Snyder is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, Dr. Snyder maintains a full-time clinical nephrology practice back east.His book is divided into 3 parts... Part 1 provides an overview of the kidneys' structure & function & discusses common kidney disorders. It also guides you in asking your doctor questions that will help you better understand both the status of your health & your prognosis. Part 2 examines kidney problems & their conventional treatments. Part 3 presents a close look at the most effective complementary therapies available, from simple lifestyle changes to acupuncture, nutritional & herbal supplementation, osteopathic manipulation, & more. Check out Dr. Snyder's book from Square One Publishers at: www.squareonepublishers.com.