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What Causes a Kidney Infection?

Pyelonephritis, commonly known as a kidney infection, is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that often begins in the bladder and moves up to one or both kidneys. If left untreated, a kidney infection may lead to severe health…

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How to Travel While on Dialysis

When most people think about dialysis, they imagine a person hooked up to a machine in a hospital setting. However, being on dialysis doesn't mean you have to stay close to your dialysis. Those who need dialysis can still enjoy…

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What are the Symptoms and Signs of Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where your body attacks healthy tissue. In healthy people, the immune system targets and destroys foreign bodies and diseases. However, in patients with lupus, their bodies cannot distinguish harmful substances and germs from the…

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How to Get Rid of a UTI

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when the bladder, kidney, or urethra becomes infected. Oftentimes, bacteria invades the urinary system from outside of the body and infects the lower part of the urinary tract. In more severe cases, a UTI…

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Can Kidney Disease Be Treated?

Kidney disease is a condition in which your kidneys become damaged and gradually stop working over time. Without your kidneys functioning properly, dangerous levels of waste can build up in your body. Kidneys are also responsible for retaining electrolytes and…

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What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are the uncomfortable, sometimes painful, formation of minerals (calcium, phosphate or oxalate) that develop in the kidney. They can grow to be as large as a golf ball and sometimes become lodged in the kidney, ureter or bladder.…

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What Is Kidney Disease?

What is Kidney Disease?

Kidney disease is a condition where a person's kidney stops working properly and becomes gradually damaged over time. Without the kidney's ability to function correctly, harmful waste can accumulate to high levels in your blood, which can lead to chronic…

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Foods to Boost Kidney Health

The kidneys are responsible for many functions within the body, such as filtering waste out of the blood, balancing the body’s fluid and electrolyte levels, and so much more. Therefore, maintaining kidney health is crucial to overall health and wellness.…

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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is when the force of your blood flowing through your vessels is consistently too high. Though there are typically no presenting symptoms, when left untreated, hypertension can have detrimental effects upon your circulatory…

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How Alcohol Affects Kidneys

How Alcohol Affects Kidneys

Drinking too much alcohol can take a serious toll on your overall health and wellness. It can interfere with the brain’s communication pathways, damage the heart, lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammation, and cause the pancreas to…

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