Glomerular Diseases: Understanding and Treating Conditions Affecting the Kidney Filters

The kidneys are one of the body’s most vital organs, responsible for filtering waste and excess water from the blood. At the heart of this filtration process are the glomeruli – tiny, specialized structures within the kidneys that act as the primary filters. However, these delicate structures can become compromised by various diseases, collectively known […]

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Understanding Acute Kidney Injury (AKI): Causes, Diagnosis, and Management Strategies

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a sudden onset of kidney damage or failure occurring over a short period, ranging from hours to days. It is a serious medical condition that requires prompt recognition and intervention to prevent further complications. AKI can affect individuals of any age group and can occur in various clinical settings, including […]

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Does Low Sodium Indicate Kidney Problems?

Sodium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in regulating fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contraction in the body. While most people are aware of the dangers of consuming too much sodium, low sodium levels can also be problematic, particularly for individuals with kidney problems. The kidneys are responsible for regulating the […]

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8 Surprising Ways You May Be Hurting Your Kidneys

Your kidneys are an important part of your body. They filter toxins from your blood, remove wastes, and keep your organs working properly, round-the-clock. By making it a priority to take care of your kidneys, you can reduce the risk of serious health issues and lead a higher quality of life. Below, we’ll dive deep […]

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7 Quick Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when your heart has to work extra hard to push blood through your arteries. It’s a common condition that affects more than 1.2 billion adults around the world. Since high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke and heart attack, it’s important to keep it down. Here […]

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4 Medications That Impact Kidney Health

In our last blog, we discussed the impact of various health conditions on your kidneys. We wanted to round out that discussion by exploring different medications that impact kidney health. It’s important to have a general knowledge of kidney health contraindications so that you can ensure you’re making smart decisions when it comes to medications. […]

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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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