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8 Tips for Kidney Transplant Recovery

For many people with kidney failure, getting a kidney transplant is a tremendous gift that allows them to have a greater quality of life. Receiving a new kidney is often considered preferable to ongoing dialysis treatments. After a transplant, it’s important to take follow-up care seriously so they have a successful transplant. Below, we’ve gathered […]

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Why Managing Blood Pressure Is Essential In A Pandemic

Staying home and social distancing is important to your health and the health of those around you, especially if you have a chronic condition like high blood pressure. However, that does not mean that you should stop visiting your healthcare team to continue monitoring and managing blood pressure issues. In fact, during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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10 Risk Factors for CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged can’t filter blood properly, leading to serious complications. Certain people may be more likely to develop the condition. If you have any of the following risk factors for CKD, you should talk to your doctor about how to protect your kidney health. […]

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8 Everyday Habits That Can Lower Blood Pressure

Did you know May is Blood Pressure Education Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 68 million people have high blood pressure (HBP), which is also known as hypertension. Because high blood pressure can lead to kidney damage or kidney failure, we’ve come up with some suggestions for everyday habits […]

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What is Hemodialysis?

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), around 468,00 Americans are on dialysis. There are two types of dialysis treatments: peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. Hemodialysis is the most common type of dialysis. What is hemodialysis and how does it work? What is Hemodialysis? Hemodialysis is a treatment given to […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Kidney Donation

April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM). The goal of NDLM is to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and encourage Americans to register as donors. In honor of this important cause, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things you should know about kidney donation. 1. More than 100,000 People […]

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8 Everyday Habits to Keep Kidneys Healthy

During the month of March, Durham Nephrology is joining communities around the country to raise awareness about kidney health for National Kidney Month. This initiative is in partnership with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) due to the link between high blood pressure and kidney disease.  Most of the time we aren’t thinking […]

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Kidney Disease by the Numbers

Kidney disease is a very common condition in the United States. Millions of people have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but many of them do not even know they have it. This is especially true of individuals in the first two stages of CKD. To better understand the reality of how common kidney disease is in […]

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The Link Between Heart and Kidney Health

Because February is American Heart Month, it’s a good time to focus on the link between heart and kidney health. If you have kidney disease or heart disease, it is important to understand how the two are connected. Why is chronic kidney disease (CKD) so closely linked with heart/cardiovascular disease (CVD)? And what can you […]

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New Treatments for Kidney Disease in People with Adult Onset Diabetes

SGLT2 Inhibitors are a readily available group of medicines that were initially developed for diabetes.  They have recently been shown to be capable of cutting the loss of kidney function in half.  Background Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. The effect of diabetes on the kidneys varies greatly from person […]

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