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Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury

What is the Function of the Kidney? There are many functions the kidneys must perform to keep your body in…

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia is a condition where a person lacks red blood cells or hemoglobin. In addition to getting rid of waste…

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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…

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) means there is damage to the kidneys that have occurred over time and may lead to…

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Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia, also known as high potassium levels,  is a common occurrence in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This can…

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Mineral and Bone Disease in CKD

One of the functions of the kidney is to help maintain bone health and mineral balance. This is accomplished through…

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Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

To improve kidney health, The National Kidney Foundation recommends a plant-based diet such as the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop…

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What is Diabetic Kidney Disease?

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. Over a third of patients with diabetes will develop kidney disease related…

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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…

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Dialysis/End Stage Kidney Disease

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Dialysis Access

When kidney failure develops, patients require dialysis to replace the work of the kidneys by cleaning the blood from waste products,…

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End-Stage Kidney Disease

End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) refers to irreversible damage to the kidneys to the point where they are no longer able…

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Hemodialysis

The kidneys are vital to maintaining the normal functions of the body. They work in multiple ways, which range from…

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Kidney Transplant

When is a Kidney Transplant Necessary? There are many functions of the kidneys. They must filter waste products from the…

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Peritoneal Dialysis

What is Dialysis? When kidneys fail to perform their regular functions of removing toxins, maintaining acid/base and electrolytes, such as…

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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…

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Genetic Kidney Disease

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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…

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Genetic Kidney Diseases

There are over 600 genes that have been identified to be associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Nearly 10% of…

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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a condition where cysts, which are pockets of fluid, form inside your kidneys. Over time,…

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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…

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Glomerular Diseases

Hematuria

What is Hematuria? Hematuria is the medical term used to describe the presence of blood in the urine. Blood can…

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Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE ), or simply known as Lupus, is an auto-immune disease. Autoimmune diseases develop when the individual’s…

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Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome

Understanding How The Kidneys Work The kidneys are designed to filter the blood in order to remove excess wastes, toxins,…

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High Blood Pressure

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…

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the excessive force of blood being pumped around your body. Sometimes a person can…

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Secondary Hypertension

What is Secondary Hypertension? Secondary hypertension (high blood pressure) is caused by other conditions in the body. In this process,…

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Urological Issues

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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…

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Hematuria

What is Hematuria? Hematuria is the medical term used to describe the presence of blood in the urine. Blood can…

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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…

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Urinary Tract Infections

What are Urinary Tract Infections? Urinary Tract Infections, commonly referred to as “UTIs,” are infections caused by microorganisms within the…

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones affect 10-20% of people at some point in their life. Some patients may experience one kidney stone and…

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Urological Disorders

The urinary tract is responsible for the body’s production of urine for the removal of waste from the body. It…

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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…

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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…

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