18 Ways To Make CKD Patients More Comfortable

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, affecting their physical and emotional health. Finding ways to make CKD patients more comfortable is essential in providing holistic care that addresses their medical and emotional aspects.  We constantly pursue ways to make our patients feel more comfortable at Durham Nephrology. Here are […]

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The Importance of Early Detection in Kidney Disease

Kidneys, the vital organs that filter waste and excess blood fluids, are crucial in maintaining overall health. However, kidney disease often progresses silently, showing minimal symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. This makes early detection of kidney disease paramount, as it can significantly impact treatment outcomes, patient well-being, and healthcare costs. At Durham Nephrology, […]

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10 Things To Know About Medications With Kidney Disease

Kidney disease, also known as renal disease, is a condition that affects the proper functioning of the kidneys. The kidneys are crucial in filtering waste products from the blood and maintaining fluid balance. When kidney function is impaired, it can significantly impact how medications are processed and eliminated from the body.  If you have kidney […]

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Caring for Aging Kidneys: Geriatric Nephrology

As the global population ages, healthcare providers face new challenges in addressing the unique needs of older adults. Geriatric nephrology, a specialized branch of medicine, focuses on caring for aging kidneys and managing kidney-related conditions in older individuals.  With the prevalence of kidney disease increasing among the elderly, understanding the principles of geriatric nephrology is […]

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6 Ways To Understand Kidney Disease In Children

Kidney disease, although commonly associated with adults, can also affect children of all ages. Pediatric kidney disease encompasses many conditions that can significantly impact a child’s health and well-being.  Here, Durham Nephrology sheds light on the causes, impact, and management of kidney disease in children. This can be an intimidating condition to consider, but understanding […]

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The 6 Harmful Impacts of Smoking On Kidney Function

Smoking is a prevalent global health concern affecting various body organ systems. While the harmful effects of smoking on the lungs and cardiovascular system are widely recognized, its detrimental impact on kidney health is often overlooked.  Our team at Durham Nephrology explores the significant consequences of smoking on kidney function and the development of kidney […]

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8 Things That Definitely Impact Kidney Function

Kidney function is a vital aspect of overall health, as the kidneys play a crucial role in filtering waste products, regulating fluid balance, controlling blood pressure, and producing hormones. Several factors can impact kidney function, either positively or negatively, and it is essential to be aware of these influences to maintain optimal kidney health.  At […]

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Is Kidney Damage Reversible?

Kidney damage can significantly impact a person’s overall health and well-being, whether caused by disease, injury, or reversible lifestyle choices. The kidneys are crucial in filtering waste and excess fluid from the blood, maintaining electrolyte balance, and producing hormones that regulate blood pressure.  When the kidneys are damaged, their ability to function optimally is compromised, […]

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6 Ways To Improve Your Immune System

Your overall health is just as crucial as your kidney health! If you are experiencing chronic kidney disease, even a minor illness can significantly impact you. The first level of defense is your immune system. If this system is not operating at its highest capability, it is easier for germs and bacteria to enter your […]

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5 Basics of Becoming A Living Kidney Donor

Choosing to become a living kidney donor is an admirable decision. However, there is a lot to learn before moving forward with the process. From the correct preparation to going through surgery, your body has to go through various stages. Commonly, a living kidney donor is a family member of someone who needs a kidney […]

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