Daily Kidney News

 

Many people know Gary Coleman as the light-hearted television character, Arnold, which he played in the TV Series, Different Strokes. Learn more.

KidneyBuzz.com is proud to recognize Mark Brunie (Dialysis patient since 2013) who connected with an Altruistic Donor (donating out of kindness) after the KidneyBuzz.com Social Media Team had the pleasure of working with him to help raise awareness about his need for a Kidney Transplant. Mark's story...Learn more.

 

In general, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis patients try to avoid hospitals and hospitalization as much as  they possibly can. Learn more.

Did you know that Cardiovascular (relating to the heart and blood vessels) deaths account for about 40% of all deaths of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease particularly...Learn more.

 

Most commonly known as "The Flu," Influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, debilitating and affect the whole body. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients do not know that they are at a seventy-two percent (72%) increased risk of developing the Shingles Virus (also known as Herpes Zoster). Learn more.

 

Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis would prefer to have their healthy kidneys and live without relying on regular Dialysis Treatments. Unfortunately, this is not an option for the 600,000+ Dialysis patients in the United States and over 3,000,000 global Dialysis patients. Learn more.

Increasing the number of vegetables in a person's diet is typically seen as a good idea which may render a number of health benefits. Ironically, those with Chronic Kidney Disease and especially Dialysis patients must play a difficult balancing act of integrating...Learn more.

 

Most people would approach Dialysis patients with empathy and care. Ultimately, understanding that most are suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure due to no fault of their own, and all patients are doing their best. Learn more.

A patient sent a Facebook Message to KidneyBuzz.com and said, "My doctor says that I need to lose weight, but I am comfortable where I am and I heard it is better to be a bit above ideal weight anyway. Is that true?" Learn more.

 

A viewer wrote, "I miss the jokes that were tailored for the Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. They really made my day and helped lighten the load of Dialysis. Learn more.

"My doctor said that I am supposed to start feeling better after starting Dialysis," a KidneyBuzz.com viewer said, "It has been over a year now and it feels like it is getting worse. I think that I am going to stop." Learn more.

 

"Despite appearing less sick, they [wealthy patients] were more likely to receive a transplant and were less likely to die while waiting," said Dr. Raymond Givens (Columbia University Medical Center) to an Associated Press reporter. Learn more.

There are over 600,000 patients conducting Dialysis according to Cleveland Clinic Nephrologist, Dr. Emilio Poggio. Learn more.

 

A sneeze is an innocent act that everyone must do at some point in time. Sneezing is even more common among Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients due to reduced immune system strength and allergies. Learn more.

DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. is one of the largest Dialysis Organizations in the United States and is a top performer. Of the 586 top performing five-star Dialysis Facilities, DaVita owned 202 centers while only having 38 low performing (one-star) centers. Learn more.

 

For Dialysis patients, leading a healthy and normal life is nearly impossible. Itching, anxiety, allergies, common cold (due to low immune system), and insomnia are just a few of the side effects associated with Dialysis for which Chronic Kidney Disease patients must contend. Learn more.

Did you know that according to Medicare data, mortality rates were as high as 23% in 1999? Since then Dialysis patient mortality has had a sharp decline, "with a 28.2% decline in the death rate for prevalent patients from 1999-2013," reported Nephrology News. Learn more.

 

News released by large media outlets such as Cable News Network (CNN) and Medscape suggested great progress is being made with the development of the Artificial Wearable Kidney. "We encouraged patients to eat bananas and mashed potatoes and drink orange juice, (and) they enjoyed ice cream and cheesecake which they couldn't before," said Lead Researcher, Dr. Victor Gura (University of California, Los Angeles). Learn more.

Vitamin D Deficiency is a "silent syndrome," said Medical News Today, and while most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may not notice that they are deficient, the side effects can be very harmful. Those suffering Vitamin D Deficiency may develop severe sweating, aching bones, uncomfortable gut conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, severe bouts of depression, and heart complications. Learn more.

 

Given the sweeping advances in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community as it relates to improving Dialysis and making the treatment "more manageable" for patients, many may think that more Dialysis patients choose to conduct treatments until better...Learn more.

Given the sweeping advances in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community as it relates to improving Dialysis and making the treatment "more manageable" for patients, many may think that more Dialysis patients choose to conduct treatments until better options...Learn more.

 

It's Halloween and you know what is about to happen, Halloween candy and other sugary treats you otherwise should avoid, young kids scavenging the streets for candy, costume themed parties, and other stresses associated with the holiday. Whether Chronic Kidney Disease or Dialysis patients take part in the Halloween festivities...Learn more.

To most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, the idea of calling an ambulance and it never responds is the making of a terrible nightmare or far-fetched fantasy scare. However, this was the real-life reality of a woman at DaVita Renal Center West, according to police. Learn more.