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While Cardiovascular (Heart and Blood Vessel) Events remain the primary form of mortality (death) in Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis, few patients account for the impact of Overhydration (Hyponatremia). Overhydration, also called water excess or water intoxication, is a condition in which the body contains too much water which can...Learn more.
A viewer asked, "I am on Dialysis and my Healthcare Team is constantly telling me to limit my water intake. Since I am trying to remain active on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List I am trying to maintain my weight and even lose a few pounds. Do you have any suggestions?" Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients know that when they are experiencing Kidney Failure and before starting Dialysis they are recommended to limit the amount of protein in their diets. However, a higher protein diet is needed to "replace protein lost during Dialysis and to help keep you well nourished and healthy..." Learn more.
If you ask most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients what their number one goal is in terms of their health, they will likely answer, "To lead a high quality of...Learn more.
"I hate Dialysis," a viewer wrote. "Am I too old to get a Kidney Transplant? Is there an age limit? If so, how old is too old to get a Kidney Transplant?" Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that a successful Kidney Transplant may improve their quality of life and reduce their risk of dying. Learn more.
A viewer wrote to KidneyBuzz.com and said, "I am currently appealing the Department Of Human Services, in regards to a Spend Down (medical funds which may...Learn more.
“I’ve been doing this for 15 years and it still blows me away,” said Dr. Liise Kayler (Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplants at Erie County Medical Center) about Living Kidney Donors who donate to strangers they meet on Social Media. She continued...Learn more.
There are a number of reasons why Chronic Kidney Disease...Learn more.
The merits of Peritoneal Dialysis are clear: When compared with the more commonly used Hemodialysis option, Chronic Kid... Learn more.
"Hospitalizations are frequent among Dialysis patients," said researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is likely due to Congestive Heart Failure (the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should)...Learn more.
Featured On Entertainment and Sports Programming Network's (ESPN's) Flagship Program - Sports Center - Chevi Peters found true strength as a 2015 Special Olympics World Games Gold Medal Winner. Yet, it is the strength of his brother, Jarrett Peters...Learn more.
Unfortunately, criminals look to prey upon those who are most vulnerable. That is likely why older women and older/disabled people in general are among the most susceptible to crime. Beyond the fact that a significant portion of those conducting Dialysis are considered "older"...Learn more.
For those with Chronic Kidney Disease as well as Dialysis patients, loneliness often comes with their Chronic Illness. Investigators from Concordia University found that the "onset of a Chronic Illness results in people feeling lonelier, even for those who have had a steady partner for 50 years or more." While the physical pain associated with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis is great, typically the emotional pain is greater and many patients feel as though no one understands what they are going through. Learn more.
A viewer wrote, "I have to have caffeine in the morning. I have always had coffee, but I switched to tea because it seemed healthier. Now when I drink tea my heart rate is elevated and I feel warm. Should I go back to coffee? Is it better?" Learn more.
"I am so tired," a Dialysis patient wrote, "I have been trying everything I can think of to connect with a Living Kidney Donor and nothing has happened.I am still on the list. Who is most likely to get a Kidney Transplant... " Learn more.
A viewer wrote, "It is almost the time of the year to take that darn Flu Shot again. I hate it! Every time my nurse gives it to me I feel drowsy, tired and like I already have the flu. Am I the only one, and is there anything that I can do about it?" Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient who is currently conducting Dialysis emailed KidneyBuzz.com and asked, "Do you know of any tips to curb my appetite and reduce cravings for tasty food that is restricted for the Kidney diet like candy and fast food? It is so easy to grab these things while I am out and they completely mess up my Monthly Labs. If I resist, I feel terribly unsatisfied...Learn more.
During the summer months many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may notice that they are experiencing more frequent edema (swelling) than usual. If left untreated, edema can cause serious side effects which greatly limit a Chronic Kidney Disease patient's quality of life including...Learn more.
For those with Chronic Kidney Disease as well as Dialysis patients, loneliness often comes with their Chronic Illness.Learn more.
Due to high costs of brand names, generic drugs are important options that allow greater access to Healthcare for all Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant patients. Learn more.
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Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients live on a fixed income which at times make necessary medications prohibitively expensive. Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that High-Risk Kidneys are those which are considered to be High-Risk for transmitting viral and other infections. Learn more.
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.
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.