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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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Is a Plant-Based Diet Good for Your Kidneys?

In order to understand what types of foods are best for kidney health, it is first important that you understand what the kidneys are designed for in the first place. The kidneys are designed to filter waste out of the blood, in the process absorbing some nutrients found in it and excreting the waste through […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) describes the long-term damage occurring to the kidneys over time that makes the kidneys unable to filter blood and work efficiently when removing waste for urine. When this occurs, kidneys are unable to maintain their normal functions and are unable to effectively maintain electrolyte balance in the body, including sodium and […]

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How to Manage High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a condition that can be caused by a number of factors. Unless checked by a healthcare provider, many individuals will never realize that they have high blood pressure because it often produces no symptoms. This occurs despite the strain that it places on the heart and blood vessels, affecting the cardiovascular […]

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Kidney Stones: What You Need to Know

Kidney diseases can be silent meaning they often don’t cause any pain or other symptoms until they have progressed to failure. However, the most common causes of chronic kidney disease can be prevented. For example, receiving timely and proper treatment for kidney stones can help prevent and reduce the damage to the kidneys. What Are […]

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Understanding How Your Kidneys Work

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. While there are many common risk factors, such as diabetes, family history, and poor lifestyle habits, the larger problem is that most Americans lack a basic understanding of how your kidneys work. Understanding what normal kidney function entails is one of the […]

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How to Support Someone You Love That Has Kidney Disease

As the caring family member of someone suffering from a disease, it can often be hard to know how to help. Although you want desperately to show your support, it’s not always easy to know what your loved one needs the most especially if you don’t know anyone else who has ever had kidney disease. […]

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Now Offering Individual CKD 4 Educational Classes

Durham Nephrology is now offering individual CKD 4 educational classes for patients. During the classes, patients will learn about their diagnosis of stage 4 chronic kidney disease, how to protect their health and future treatment options. Additionally, these classes allow sufficient time for patients to ask questions and receive personal attention to their concerns. About […]

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08.15.2019 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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