5 Things To Know About Receiving A Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant replaces a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney that comes from a donor. The new kidney can either come from a living donor or a deceased donor. Sometimes, it is even a close friend or family whose kidney is a match for the patient. In most cases, the patient will only get […]

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Learning How Your Nutrition Impacts Your Blood Pressure

Nutrition impacts your blood pressure in numerous ways. As you monitor your blood pressure changes, it can seem daunting when the levels rise. Whether you are getting monitored at the doctor’s office or using a home method such as our partner OnTrack Technologies,  When you begin to notice this, it may be time to make […]

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The Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 30 million adults in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease. Of these cases, many go undiagnosed. High blood pressure is often considered one of the highest risk factors for CKD. While it may not seem like blood pressure and chronic kidney disease are an […]

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7 Surprising Situations That Raise Your Blood Pressure

When it comes to managing high blood pressure, certain situations are commonly linked to elevated blood pressure, including the excess consumption of alcohol or salt and a sedentary or high-stress lifestyle. There are, however, some lesser-known situations that also have the potential to raise your blood pressure. While many of these situations lead to a […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease Statistics You Need to Know

March is National Kidney Month, so there’s no better time to familiarize ourselves with the latest chronic kidney disease statistics. The pandemic has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. In addition to the obvious health implications of the COVID-19 virus, the ongoing pandemic has also led to a significant reduction in other necessary […]

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7 Foods That Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Earlier this month, we focused on how exercise can help you manage your blood pressure, so now we’re focusing on the other most important factor in heart health and overall wellness: diet and nutrition. More specifically, we’re sharing the types of foods that can help you lower your blood pressure so you know what to […]

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Best Indoor Exercises To Elevate Your Heart Rate

February is American Heart Month, a time to emphasize the importance of cardiovascular health, and more specifically, hypertension, one of the leading factors for heart disease. Lifestyle changes are often the first course of action for those needing to lower their blood pressure. Weight loss and exercise both have the potential to manage and lower […]

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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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