Daily Kidney News

 

Most Dialysis patients know that grapefruit can greatly complicate their Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis health outcomes. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis in the United States receive their Treatments at a Medicare-certified Dialysis Facility three times a week. Learn more.

Daily Impact Meal: Chicken & Zucchini Poppers

A delicious Diabetic and CKD recipe with patient friendly ingredient substitutes. Let us know what you think! Make this now!

Now more so than ever, Nephrologists across the country are encouraging their patients to try Home Hemodialysis since it has substantially better health outcomes to the Peritoneal Dialysis home option as well as improved quality of life and health results when compared to In Center Hemodialysis. Learn more.

Any Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Dialysis patient who has considered the Kidney Transplantation process is confronted with the issue of weight. Learn more.

In Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, High Phosphorus may lead to severe itching, Bone Disease and even Cardiovascular (Heart) Events which is the leading cause of death in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients believe that if they cannot eat at home the next best thing is eating at a local restaurant. Learn more.

A 55 year old Dialysis patient, Mary Elizabeth Goetz, died at a U.S. Renal Care Dialysis Center. The Dialysis Center operates 200 Clinics across the country and are "saddened" by Ms. Goetz's death due to what appears to be an otherwise avoidable mistake. Learn more.

Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have likely heard Brian Wilson's (co-founder and producer of The Beach Boys) famous words, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” Learn more.

Most Doctors (83%) Go To Work Sick - Necessitating CKD & Dialysis Patients To Be More Alert

According to Forbes, "Americans visit their doctor four (4) times a year." Well Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients must visit their Nephrologists more frequently to ensure that they are getting the appropriate life preserving treatments. Learn more.

New Drug To Prevent Life-Threatening Side Effects Including Sudden Death In CKD & Dialysis Patients

For most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, Hyperkalemia (high potassium), is a common term since Chronic Kidney Disease patients are among the highest risk group for the disorder. Learn more.

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I am buried in loans and debts since I got sick and had to start Dialysis. Now I just read that my Student Loans may be discharged (forgiven) due to my disability. Is this true, and if so what is the process?" Learn more.

JoAnn Schettig is an Instructional Assistant at a North Carolina Elementary School and knows all too well that there are approximately 123,193 people awaiting a lifesaving Organ Transplant in the United States since her uncle received a transplant from a donor over a decade ago. Learn more.

Quick question, do you know the name of the World's Oldest Man? Well until recently it was Sakari Momoi of Japan according to the Guinness World Records. Dying of Kidney Failure, Mr. Momoi lived until age 112. Learn more.

Most of the over 101,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients who are currently on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List desire a Living Kidney Donor to limit devastatingly long wait times which are currently 5 to 7 years on average and increasing. Learn more.

Doctors recommend against Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients fasting due to negative health outcomes. Learn more.

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis must contend with Insurance Coverage charges. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients know the importance of iron and how it helps to make Hemoglobin (transports oxygen through the body) which is found in red blood cells. Learn more.

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis must manage the day-to-day health challenges that come with their treatments and underlying Kidney Failure. Learn more.

Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are among the most common patients who must take an Anticoagulant (blood thinner) drug such as Coumadin (also known as Warfarin), suggested News-Medical.net. Learn more.

These stressful situations can lead to feelings of severe anxiety and panic in Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.

As many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis have experienced, muscle cramps are a common complication during Dialysis Treatments. Learn more.

Modern medicine has allowed for many great breakthroughs to occur within the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.

When you ask most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis what the "Gold Standard" or best method of Treatment is, they would kindly reply with the term Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula. Learn more.

Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group, LLC. began a voluntary recall of all Crit-Line Blood Chambers used during Dialysis which accounts for over 22 million products globally, according to Nephrology News. Learn more.

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer and Chronic Kidney Disease patient who conducts Dialysis wrote, "I am a Dialysis patient and my 3 children are finding it difficult. What can I do about it? Learn more.

If you have been a Dialysis patient for any period of time, then you likely know that Phosphorus is  a mineral which must be closely monitored and limited. Learn more.

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those who conduct Dialysis wish and dream of the day they get a Kidney Transplant to lead a more "Normal Life." Learn more.

Stunning findings suggest that Five (5) Year Survival rates are "significantly higher with Home Hemodialysis than Peritoneal Dialysis," according to News Medical. Learn more.

Infections are the second highest cause of death among Dialysis patients in the United States, behind sudden death which is usually related to Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease. Learn more.

"Dialysis patients are at extraordinarily high risk for death," stated the Research Organization, Up To Date. Learn more.

As the temperatures begin to rise in accordance with the summer season, warm days can be a challenge particularly if you are a Chronic Kidney Disease patient who conducts Dialysis since common fluid restrictions can cause you to feel extra thirsty and dehydrated. Learn more.

Most Dialysis patients have seen their Patient Care Technicians wiping down Dialysis Chairs between treatments. It is likely a familiar sight since many patients have seen nurses in hospitals use similar wipes to clean various surfaces in a Doctor's office after conducting a simple routine procedure. Learn more.

For the first time in 2015, the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation provided those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients an update on the progress of their device, The Implantable Artificial Kidney - 1. Learn more.

At its root, GoFundMe is an internet platform that allows individuals in need to share their stories to request financial assistance. Learn more.

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who are conducting Dialysis mention, "I feel so bad after Dialysis because I feel nauseous and tired." Learn more.

"Some of my friends have told me that although they support me, I’d better not give anything else away," said Joe Slater as he discussed what drove him to donate a kidney anonymously and altruistically. Learn more.