Your Seasonal Guide to Living with CKD: Winter Edition

Studies have shown that the blood pressure of CKD patients varies with the changing season, which is one of the reasons why we started our four-part series: Your Seasonal Guide to Living with CKD. There is no one size fits all approach to managing chronic kidney disease, which is why it’s recommended that you check […]

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5 New Years Resolutions for Kidney Health

The New Year allows us extra time to reflect and set resolutions for improvements that we’d like to see in the upcoming year. If you live with CKD, setting new years resolutions for kidney health is a great way to prepare for a healthier lifestyle. While many Americans set their sights on improving their health […]

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Five Tests for Kidney Disease

At Durham Nephrology, we spend a lot of time explaining how to prevent kidney disease from forming or worsening, but it’s also important to know about the available tests for kidney disease that can form an initial diagnosis. Your lifestyle, medical conditions, family history, and other factors influence when and how you get tested for […]

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Top Five Tips for Kidney Care Over the Holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those with chronic kidney disease. Festive meals, alcohol, and desserts can all have damaging effects on the kidneys, making it challenging to know how to stay balanced and healthy amidst celebrations and traditions. In this blog, we’re sharing some top tips to help you navigate kidney […]

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Most Commonly Asked Blood Pressure Questions

47% percent of adults in the United States have high blood pressure, yet many people don’t know the basics behind what leads to high blood pressure or the steps they can take to reduce it. Hypertension is known as “the silent killer” because, in most cases, there are no warning signs or obvious symptoms. This […]

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Kidney Disease

November is American Diabetes Month, and given the strong connection between diabetes and kidney disease, we wanted to dedicate some time to explain the relationship between these two conditions. Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease, and it is the leading cause of kidney failure. In fact, almost half of all kidney failure […]

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6 Tips for Traveling with a Medical Condition

When planning a trip, it’s always good to be prepared, but when you’re traveling with a medical condition, it’s even more important to take extra steps to ensure you have a plan in place in case you should need it. For those with kidney disease, especially for patients who require dialysis, there is certain information […]

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Your Seasonal Guide to Living with CKD: Autumn Edition

The change of seasons brings new activities, flavors, and experiences to look forward to, but what you may not know is the influence that the change of seasons has on your kidneys. When you’re living with CKD, temperatures, seasonal foods, and other factors may impact your health more than you may realize. At Durham Nephrology, […]

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Obesity and Kidney Disease

Many of us are aware of the implication that obesity has on our overall health and wellness. Obesity impacts so many different areas of the body and can lead to the development of various conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Because our bodies are so interconnected, it’s not surprising that obesity can […]

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5 Reasons Why You May be Referred to a Nephrologist

Your primary care physician is a great resource for your overall health, but there are certain times when making referrals to specialized doctors is the best option. At Durham Nephrology, we have been dedicated to serving patients with high blood pressure and kidney diseases for over 30 years, so we receive a substantial number of […]

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