Daily Kidney News

 

For most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, Labor Day simply marks the end of summer. Learn more.

 

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients realize that they are at a higher risk of having to visit the Emergency Room. Learn more.

"I am ravenous whilst on Dialysis - suffering from terrible hunger that I can not get rid of. It is torture sitting through Dialysis treatments and when I am done I have to eat a huge plate." Learn more.

 

"I'm terrified of needles. How do you get use to the sticking of a Dialysis needle? It hurts and I already have a bit of a needle phobia. It is getting harder and harder to go to my Dialysis Treatments. Any ideas of what I can do? Otherwise, I may just have to give up." Learn more.

Being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease not only brings with it a variety of emotions, but also financial burdens - many of which are difficult for patients to meet. Countless Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients continue to be forced to go without necessities because they just do not have enough money. Learn more.

 

The average wait time for a Chronic Kidney Disease patient on the Kidney Transplant List is shockingly 1,825 days (43,800 hours) to 2,555 days (61,320 hours). Learn more.

Each year in the United States, more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with Kidney Failure, according to The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Health Information Center. Learn more.

 

Did you know that the first successful Kidney Transplant took place in 1954 at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston? Learn more.

If a Chronic Kidney Disease or Dialysis patient is casually turning through the local television stations, they may come across Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. any given day. Learn more.

 

With over 600,000 people currently conducting the Kidney Transplant Waiting List rapidly shooting past an excess of 100,000 patients, it was shocking for many patients to learn that approximately 17% of the removed kidneys available each year are rejected and not even offered to CKD patients, according to  Dr. Mike Nicholson. Learn more.

The Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula is a surgical connection between an artery and a vein and is considered the Gold Standard (the best, most reliable) for Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Hemodialysis because infections are rare, fewer complications occur, and they can last many more years than other options. Learn more.

 

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I am considering getting a Kidney Transplant, but I hear that it is such a hassle. Learn more.

For years, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have been told by their Healthcare Teams to avoid certain juices. Learn more.

 

"I have to go to Dialysis 3 times a week and I am in that chair four hours every time. That does not include the time I have to prepare to go to treatments, drive to my facility, bandage up after treatment, drive home, and recover. It kills my day. I wish I had just one more day off of Dialysis!" Learn more.

As many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know all too well, cysts on the kidneys are a common and very scary occurrence. A cyst is basically a fluid-filled sac. Learn more.

 

Sleep issues are one of the most common complications of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis. Learn more.

When was the last time you traveled? Most Chronic Kidney Disease - especially those who conduct Dialysis - rarely travel because according to patients, "It is a huge hassle." Learn more.

 

Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are growing very desperate to get off of the Kidney Transplant Waiting List and lead a fuller, more complete life with a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.

While some outsiders may recommend that patients suppress their feelings of frustration and say, "You should be happy to be alive," or "You look great! What are you complaining about?" Learn more.