Over-The-Counter Medications and Your Kidneys

These days, it is very easy to get over-the-counter medications that may not disclose just how impactful they actually are. It can be easy to see these medications as your first line of defense against pain, headaches, and anything in-between. However, while they may be relieving short-term pain, the medications can have long-term impacts on […]

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The Basics Of Hemodialysis

While most people have heard of the tern dialysis when it comes to kidney health, most do not know that there are actually two types – hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis is used to replace the functions of the kidneys that no longer work. This means that often it comes down to a case-by-case scenario […]

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Your Seasonal Guide To Living with CKD: Summer Edition

As the summer months arrive, so does another part of our series: Your Seasonal Guide To Living With CKD. Every season means something new for you to consider as part of your kidney health journey. Your body in a unique manner which means it requires your attention and care year-round. The heat in the summer […]

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A Q&A With Our New Renal Care Coordinator

At Durham Nephrology, we are committed to providing comprehensive treatment and management of kidney disease and high blood pressure. Our team of doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and staff have been devoted to the welfare of patients for over 30 years, and we strive to provide the highest standard of care and patient satisfaction. Part of […]

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3 Ways Nutrition and Our RPM Program Can Improve Your Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure can be impacted by numerous factors of everyday life. Nutrition is one of the most influential of these factors. While it can negatively play a role, nutrition can also help improve your blood pressure over time. Pairing positive nutrition and our RPM program, OnTrack Technologies, can create opportunities for your blood pressure […]

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5 Things To Know About Receiving A Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant replaces a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney that comes from a donor. The new kidney can either come from a living donor or a deceased donor. Sometimes, it is even a close friend or family whose kidney is a match for the patient. In most cases, the patient will only get […]

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Learning How Your Nutrition Impacts Your Blood Pressure

Nutrition impacts your blood pressure in numerous ways. As you monitor your blood pressure changes, it can seem daunting when the levels rise. Whether you are getting monitored at the doctor’s office or using a home method such as our partner OnTrack Technologies,  When you begin to notice this, it may be time to make […]

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The Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 30 million adults in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease. Of these cases, many go undiagnosed. High blood pressure is often considered one of the highest risk factors for CKD. While it may not seem like blood pressure and chronic kidney disease are an […]

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7 Surprising Situations That Raise Your Blood Pressure

When it comes to managing high blood pressure, certain situations are commonly linked to elevated blood pressure, including the excess consumption of alcohol or salt and a sedentary or high-stress lifestyle. There are, however, some lesser-known situations that also have the potential to raise your blood pressure. While many of these situations lead to a […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease Statistics You Need to Know

March is National Kidney Month, so there’s no better time to familiarize ourselves with the latest chronic kidney disease statistics. The pandemic has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. In addition to the obvious health implications of the COVID-19 virus, the ongoing pandemic has also led to a significant reduction in other necessary […]

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