4 Common Conditions That Impact Kidney Health

Durham Nephrology specializes in high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, and in numerous past blogs, we’ve explained how interconnected these two health conditions are. However, it’s important to note that high blood pressure is just one of many conditions that impact kidney health. The systems within our body are interconnected, but there are some […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Kidney Donation

More than 9,000 Americans need new kidneys each year. That’s where kidney donations come in. Through donation, those with kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can lead longer, more fulfilling lives. Here are ten things you need to know about kidney donation. There are deceased kidney donations and living kidney donations. Living related kidney […]

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8 of the Best Foods that Benefit your Heart and Kidneys

With a healthy diet, you can keep your heart and kidneys in optimal shape. It’s a simple way to reduce the risk of heart disease and kidney disease so you can live a happy, healthy life for years to come. So, what are the best foods for your heart and kidneys? Below, we’ll share eight […]

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8 Key Habits to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Nearly half of American adults are living with high blood pressure, which can lead to serious complications, such as stroke and heart disease. Whether you have high blood pressure or hope to avoid it, there are plenty of natural ways to lower it. Here’s a look at eight habits that can help you lower your […]

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Dry January and Your Kidneys

Originally starting as a UK charity initiative, a month-long health challenge known as “Dry January” has continued to garner attention in the year since its introduction. Now in its twelfth year, millions of people continue to join in on the challenge year after year. While the original reason for Dry January was to “ditch the […]

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2024: A Year of Kidney Health

It’s a New Year, so we wanted to start this year by giving you a guide to how you can make 2024 a year of kidney health! With the fresh start of a new year comes the opportunity to set new goals and resolutions to live healthier. Patients with chronic kidney disease and high blood […]

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7 Ways Your Electrolyte Balance Is Impacted In The Winter

As the temperatures drop and the winter season sets in, many changes occur in our bodies due to the colder weather, altered dietary habits, and reduced outdoor activities. One significant aspect that can be easily overlooked is the impact of winter on our electrolyte balance. Electrolytes are essential minerals that carry electric charges and are […]

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The Seasonal Flu and CKD Patients

The seasonal flu, caused by influenza viruses, poses a significant threat to public health each year. While the flu affects individuals across all age groups, it can have particularly severe consequences for those with underlying health conditions.  Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients, who already grapple with compromised immune systems and increased susceptibility to infections, are […]

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8 Resources For CKD Patients

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a widespread and serious health condition that affects millions of individuals around the world. It is characterized by the gradual loss of kidney function over time, often leading to complications such as kidney failure.  Managing CKD requires a comprehensive approach, and fortunately, numerous resources are available to help patients navigate […]

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14 Great Winter Foods For Kidney Health

Choosing foods that support kidney function while providing comfort and warmth is especially important in winter. A kidney-friendly winter diet should focus on foods low in sodium, phosphorus, and potassium while rich in essential nutrients and hydration.  Part of our job at Durham Nephrology is teaching you more about a healthy diet for your kidneys! […]

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