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10 Mental Health Self-Care Tips for Kidney Patients

Dealing with kidney disease can be stressful and take a toll on people’s daily life. So it makes sense that kidney patients may be more likely to experience depression than the general population. Because Mental Health Awareness Week is coming up on October 4th – 10th, now is a good time to look at some […]

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Is Kidney Disease One of the Risks of High Cholesterol?

September Cholesterol Education Month, which makes now the perfect time to explore how the risks of high cholesterol may impact kidney health.  About High Cholesterol Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in your blood. The body produces cholesterol on its own but it can also come from eating animal food products like meat. While your […]

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Safe Fitness Tips for Kidney Patients

If you are a kidney patient, you are probably aware of the different things you need to do to take care of yourself. You have most likely already made several changes to your lifestyle including your diet and your activity level. Kidney patients need to get exercise to stay healthy and staying active might even […]

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What Does A Nephrologist Do?

If you know someone with a condition that affects their kidneys, you may have heard them talk about going to see a doctor called a nephrologist. You may know that a nephrologist is a kidney doctor, but you may not be familiar with all the services they provide. So what does a nephrologist do? Read […]

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Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis: Which is Right for You?

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 14% of Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many of those people benefit from a procedure called dialysis. Dialysis is a treatment used to filter waste products from the blood when the kidneys aren’t functioning properly. Because there are two types of […]

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Is There a Link Between Hepatitis and Kidney Disease?

World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28th. The aim of this event is to raise awareness about the disease because hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by viral hepatitis and many of them are undiagnosed. To help spread awareness among kidney patients, we are taking the opportunity to explore how hepatitis […]

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8 Tips for Kidney Transplant Recovery

For many people with kidney failure, getting a kidney transplant is a tremendous gift that allows them to have a greater quality of life. Receiving a new kidney is often considered preferable to ongoing dialysis treatments. After a transplant, it’s important to take follow-up care seriously so they have a successful transplant. Below, we’ve gathered […]

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Why Managing Blood Pressure Is Essential In A Pandemic

Staying home and social distancing is important to your health and the health of those around you, especially if you have a chronic condition like high blood pressure. However, that does not mean that you should stop visiting your healthcare team to continue monitoring and managing blood pressure issues. In fact, during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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10 Risk Factors for CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged can’t filter blood properly, leading to serious complications. Certain people may be more likely to develop the condition. If you have any of the following risk factors for CKD, you should talk to your doctor about how to protect your kidney health. […]

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8 Everyday Habits That Can Lower Blood Pressure

Did you know May is Blood Pressure Education Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 68 million people have high blood pressure (HBP), which is also known as hypertension. Because high blood pressure can lead to kidney damage or kidney failure, we’ve come up with some suggestions for everyday habits […]

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