Daily Kidney News


A KidneyBuzz.com viewer, Carole Devine wrote, "Do all non-dairy creamers have phosphate additives? Is there a brand you recommend? Thank you." Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis are very aware of the Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula. Learn more.


A Chronic Kidney Disease patient, Sheila Wilson wrote to KidneyBuzz.com and said, "It's almost been a year since I started Dialysis, and I have developed seasonal allergies. Learn more.

As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know, keeping their hands clean is one of the most important steps that can be taken to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Learn more.


Valerie Coombes is now 80-years-old, and when she suffered Kidney Failure and had to conduct Dialysis she did not think that she would make it to see her 40th birthday. Learn more.

"How the heck do they determine dry weight? I am constantly feeling wiped-out after treatments and unable to do anything for the entire day." Learn more.


For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, the spring brings with it longer days and warmer weather as well as a new crop of fresh produce that may be used to enhance the Renal and Diabetic Diets while improving overall patient health outcomes. Learn more.

"I recently read this New York Times article about a grain called, Quinoa. It is awesome and loaded with health benefits. I am eating it all of the time. I cannot get enough of the grain. Can you offer more recipes where I can enjoy more Quinoa?" Learn more.


If a Chronic Kidney Disease patient refuses Dialysis their blood gets toxic, they lose their appetites, they get lots of nausea and vomiting, they lose memory, they go into a coma, and basically they die, suggested Dr. Andrew Levine (Nephrologist). Learn more.

The American Kidney Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 well-known for providing financial assistance to Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who cannot afford necessities related to healthcare such as outstanding... Learn more.


Wisconsindialysis.org referred to phosphorus as the "Silent Killer." Fresenius Medical Care Inc. (Largest Dialysis Organization in the U.S.) calls the mineral a "Silent Disease," that "can kill!" Hence, managing phosphorus is crucial to a Dialysis patient's health outcomes. Learn more.

In the United States, citizens offer their Commander In Chief various liberties. We pull over as his motorcade fills the streets, we agree to be patted down or searched before the President enters a room, and we fund a lifetime pension for his service. Learn more.


A regular KidneyBuzz.com viewer, Carolyn Trombacco wrote, "Why are Dialysis Clinics so cold? I am layered in clothes and blankets. I know when you don't move for periods of time you will get chilly but it is so cold you are not able to be comfortable for four hours." Learn more.

The benefits of Immunosuppressant (Antirejection) Drugs are clear - the medications reduce the strength of the body's immune system which lowers a Chronic Kidney Disease patient's ability to fight against and reject a transplanted kidney. Learn more.


Not only is it difficult for many patients to limit their favorite fruits and vegetables; it also causes patients to feel frustrated and depressed because they are unable to enjoy their favorite foods. Learn more.

Have you suffered from a toothache, visible holes or pits in the teeth, sensitivity to hot, cold or sweet foods and drinks or swelling around the jaw? If so, you're not alone. Learn more.


April 1st, 2016, will mark 3 years since KidneyBuzz.com was officially launched; and this last year has again proven to be record breaking with over 1.2 million individuals visiting the site. Learn more.

Many in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community know that the most common cause of death in Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients is Cardiovascular Disease. Learn more.


Saint Patrick's Day  commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Learn more.

For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, one of the most difficult limitations they contend with is the Renal Diet. Learn more.