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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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? […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Your Opinion Matters

Hospital Privileges

We are proud to provide care at two local hospitals.

Duke Regional Hospital Granville Health System