Environmental Factors that Contribute to Kidney Problems

In past blogs, we have discussed possible risk factors for CKD. While some of these risk factors you can control, such as smoking, other health conditions and uncontrollable risk factors like age and ethnicity also play a role in the health of your kidneys. Other less commonly talked about causes of kidney disease and kidney […]

Read More

The Effects CKD Can Have on the Rest of Your Body

When dealing with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the disease’s effects, such as gradual loss of kidney function, have severe implications for various other systems within the body. While either high blood pressure or diabetes typically causes CKD, the damage to your kidneys can lead to more problems with other parts of the body. While high […]

Read More

5 Types of Heart-Healthy Self-Care

Selfcare has been a popular topic of conversation, especially as we navigated this last year of social distancing and sheltering in place. With mental health facing many adverse effects during the pandemic, many of us are scrambling to find peace by practicing small self-care acts throughout our busy weeks. While many of these acts have […]

Read More

How to Prepare for Your Nephrology Appointment

If you’ve been referred to a nephrologist for the first time, it’s normal to have some questions. Nephrology is a specialty branch of medicine that focuses on the kidneys, specifically studying kidney function and kidney disease. There are several reasons why your primary care physician may refer you to a nephrologist. Those with diabetes, high […]

Read More

3 Fad Diets and Their Effect on Your Kidneys

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot of talk about health, wellness, and New Years Resolutions. Whenever health and weight loss becomes top of mind, so do various diets and nutrition plans. While many of these diets claim to be based on science and advertise numerous health benefits, it’s always recommended […]

Read More

How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure From Home

Depending on your blood pressure, your doctor may suggest that you begin to monitor your blood pressure from home. While there are specific reasons as to why you may benefit from at-home blood pressure readings, the American Heart Association recommends at-home monitoring as a general rule of thumb for anyone with high blood pressure. While […]

Read More

7 Signs of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is a condition that affects more than 37 million American adults, and yet only 10% of those with chronic kidney disease know they have it. Like many other diseases, kidney disease exhibits physical indications, but these symptoms usually become evident in the later stages of kidney disease. While it’s important for those with […]

Read More

Top 10 Causes for Blood Pressure Spikes

With about 32% of Americans living with high blood pressure, it’s no wonder why blood pressure checks are administered at every doctor’s appointment. So many high blood pressure cases are not realized because high blood pressure doesn’t exhibit any symptoms.  The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your […]

Read More

How to Tell if its Kidney Pain or Back Pain

Your kidneys are located just below the ribcage, with each kidney positioned on either side of your spine. Kidneys help to filter toxins and extra fluids from the body to ensure the rest of your body works normally. Common causes of kidney pain include UTIs, kidney infections, and kidney stones. Because your kidneys rest against […]

Read More

Is it High Blood Pressure or White Coat Hypertension?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition in which the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. When high blood pressure is not addressed in a timely fashion it can lead to serious health risks such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. In order to control high blood […]

Read More

Your Opinion Matters

Hospital Privileges

We are proud to provide care at two local hospitals.

Duke Regional Hospital Granville Health System