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Is There a Cure for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

About 37 million American adults have chronic kidney disease, often called by its initials, CKD. With so many people dealing with the condition, a lot of people ask: is there a cure for chronic kidney disease? To correctly answer that question, we need to look at what CKD really is and what causes it. What […]

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11 Foods that Increase Blood Pressure

If you deal with high blood pressure, or hypertension, then you probably already know that a healthy diet is one of the most effective ways to manage it. It’s important to consume whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. Additionally, you should avoid things high in sugar and sodium, which is one of the top […]

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Treatment Options for Kidney Disease

Kidney disease, also referred to as kidney failure, causes your kidneys to gradually lose their function. Your kidneys are two fist-sized organs located against your lower back muscles that perform the vital function of filtering waste material and fluid from your blood. The filtered material then exits your body in your urine. Advanced stages of […]

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Can You Reverse Kidney Damage?

The key to reversing kidney damage is early detection. If it is caught early enough, the underlying issue can be treated and your kidneys can begin to heal themselves. Treatment for kidney damage will likely involve changes to your lifestyle and possibly medical procedures. What are the Symptoms of Kidney Failure? When your kidneys begin […]

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Our Favorite Kidney-Friendly Recipes

Diet and nutrition are essential parts of living with kidney disease. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to help manage your disease and keep it from progressing but don’t worry, a kidney-friendly diet doesn’t have to be boring. We’ve compiled our favorite kidney-friendly recipes to help shake […]

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7 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

Your kidneys are an important part of your body. Their main job is to remove waste products and excess waste. They also produce hormones that allow other organs in your body to function optimally. To keep your kidneys healthy, be sure to avoid the following behaviors. 1. Using Too Many Painkillers While over-the-counter pain medications […]

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The DASH Diet: What You Need To Know

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, kidney disease, or heart disease, your doctor may recommend the DASH diet as part of your treatment plan. Unlike other fad diets focused on short-term weight loss, the DASH diet is an evidence-based nutrition program. Here’s what you need to know:  What is the DASH Diet? […]

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4 Risk Factors For High Blood Pressure You Can Control

There are many factors that can contribute to having high blood pressure. While it is no secret that hypertension can increase the risk for a number of other health issues, such as heart attack or stroke, there are many other conditions that can be associated with it. Risk Factors You Can’t Control When we consider […]

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Life After a Kidney Transplant

If you are a candidate for a kidney transplant, your physician has likely already stressed that although the procedure can be life-saving, a transplant is not a cure for kidney disease. It is a treatment.  According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the organization that manages the national transplant waiting list,  a transplanted […]

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Stages of Kidney Disease Explained

Untreated, chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition. The disease is classified by stages, corresponding to a spectrum of signs and symptoms, as well as quantitative numbers. While hearing a numeric value being assigned to a condition often brings a degree of fear and confusion, the stages of kidney disease help provide an understanding of […]

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