Kidney Transplants: Your Life After The Procedure

If you are a candidate for a kidney transplant, your physician has likely already stressed that although the procedure can be life-saving, a transplant is not a cure for kidney disease. It is a treatment. However, life after the procedure can seem daunting.   According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the organization that […]

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How Do Doctors Test Kidney Function?

Almost one in every two people with chronic kidney disease goes undiagnosed. As we continue through National Kidney Month, we take the time to consider what that means. With statistics like that, educating and learning about this condition becomes pivotal.  Preexisting conditions such as diabetes cause doctors to test kidney function, but that is not […]

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Understanding The 5 Stages of Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month! That makes it the perfect time to go over the basics of chronic kidney disease. When left untreated, chronic kidney disease maintains its status as a progressive condition. The disease is classified by stages, corresponding to a spectrum of signs and symptoms and quantitative numbers.  A numeric value being assigned […]

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6 Ways You Could Be Harming Your Kidneys

We never want to be doing harm to our own bodies. However, sometimes we do it unknowingly. Harming your kidneys is easier than you may think. Your kidneys are an important part of your body. Their main job is to remove waste products and excess waste. They also produce hormones that allow other organs in […]

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3 Facts About Your Kidneys’ Functions

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease every year. While there are many common risk factors, such as diabetes, family history, and poor lifestyle habits, the larger problem is that most Americans lack a basic understanding of the kidneys’ functions. Understanding what normal kidney function entails is one of the best […]

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The 5 Basics of Kidney Stones

We have all heard horror stories about someone’s encounter with kidney stones. You may even cringe just thinking about the pain that comes with them. Kidney diseases can be silent, meaning they often don’t cause pain or other symptoms until they have progressed to failure. However, you can prevent the most common causes of chronic […]

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How Does Kidney Disease Impact Your Sexual Health?

Have you found yourself disinterested in sexual activity, unlike before? The treatments and symptoms of kidney disease can impact your health across the board. Often, these changes can either be felt physically or emotionally in your sexual health or even in the relationship you have with your partner. By understanding these possibilities, you can learn […]

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When Should You Start Seeing A Nephrologist?

Yes, nephrologist. While it sounds similar to a “urologist,” this is a different section of medicine. To understand when you should see a nephrologist, you must first understand what they do. Nephrologists specialize in diagnosing and treating kidney disease, high blood pressure, dialysis, kidney stones, etc. Typically, people do not understand when they have been […]

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Handling High Blood Pressure Around The Holidays

From fantastic dinners to sweet treats, the holiday season has its fair share of temptations. While everyone faces these, patients struggling with high blood pressure often have more to lose from overindulging. This does not mean these patients have to have any less fun, though! It is all about learning how to handle high blood […]

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What To Expect With Your Kidney Transplant

Once you have reached the day of your kidney transplant, the concerns and worries can start to sneak up on you. While any procedure brings about anxiety, you can feel more confident with having insight into what the day looks like. It is essential to go to a source you can trust so as not […]

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