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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.


Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients with permanent Kidney Failure including those conducting Dialysis opt to receive Medicare coverage. As you likely know, Medicare Part A usually covers 100%...Learn more.

No one likes to throw away food, but according to Recycle Works, "At least 28 billion pounds of edible food are wasted each year - equating to over 100 pounds per person." Learn more.


 News has rapidly circulated that the former National Basketball Association (NBA) star player, Lamar Odom, has reportedly suffered Kidney Failure, begun Dialysis and may need to undergo Kidney Transplant surgery. Lamar's need for a...Learn more.

“Too much potassium in the blood (Hyperkalemia) can lead to dangerous, even fatal, changes in heart rhythm,” said Dr. Norman Stockbridge (Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products for FDA). “It is important to have treatment options for Hyperkalemia available to patients.” Hyperkalemia occurs often in those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, and that is why it is exciting to...Learn more.


The publication, Monthly Prescribing Reference wrote, "Sometimes a little bit of humor can brighten your whole day!" This is especially true for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who often find themselves battling depression and sadness associated with their condition. Learn more.

Chronic Kidney Disease patients and especially those who conduct Dialysis find that showering is a very important exercise for its elements of cleanliness as well as its therapeutic nature which serves as a stress reliever and refresher. While many...Learn more.


UPDATE: "The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began publicly posting one- to five-star ratings for nearly 6,000 U.S. Dialysis Facilities" including large providers such as DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc...Read more.

The Hepatitis C Virus is a viral infection that has been attributed to the development or worsening of Liver Disease and Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease.  Hepatitis C is spread by contact with the blood of an infected patient. Read more.


Do you know the name, Margery Lipenski? Well, all of the over 120,000 Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List should become aware of her story because it is a symbol of hope as well as a shifting mindset for...Learn more.

You may be surprised to learn that, "Restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects patients on Dialysis with about four times the prevalence of that seen in the general population," according to Dr. Daniel M. Keller. Learn more


Often times before Dialysis or during Dialysis Treatments patients like to congregate and discuss interesting news about the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.

UPDATE: The hard work of Chronic Kidney Disease patients like you has once again paid off. Your kind words and support have helped the Entertainer...Learn more.


The Chronic Kidney Disease Community is hit again with welcomed news of the progress of Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Organs such as Kidneys which with newly discovered technology can be used to construct viable Transplantable  Kidneys and cut the Kidney Transplant Waiting List times. Learn more.

It was in 2014 when the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing Kidney Transplantation Committee made the largest changes to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List in more than 25 years. Learn more.


A Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patient wrote KidneyBuzz.com and said, "I was suffering unusual symptoms yesterday including dizziness, blurred vision, intense headache, and difficulty walking around. I am worried that I had a small stroke or I am in danger of one. What can I do?" Learn more.

Did you know that calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body? Well it is, and while about ninety-nine percent (99%) of the calcium in the body is found in bones and teeth, the element also conducts very important...Learn more.


Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients often find themselves maintaining strict diets as a means to improve their quality of life and limit their health complications. While there are many books and resources that help Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients abide by their recommended diets...Learn more. 

A viewer called KidneyBuzz.com and said, "I like what I hear about the Artificial Wearable Kidney and the Artificial Implantable Kidney, but I am very interested in Lab Grown Kidneys as well." He asked, "Is that option as promising? Has there been any progress?" Learn more.


KidneyBuzz.com regularly offers up to date rankings of the most active Kidney Transplant Centers because it gives patients critical insights to which Kidney Transplant Centers are offering the most Kidney Transplants. Top active Kidney Transplant Centers are institutions who have offered the most kidneys to the most number of patients. If you saw the last....Learn more. 

Many think that Dialysis duplicates or approaches "normal Kidney Function." However, as most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are aware, that is sadly not the case. While Dialysis does a good job, it falls far short of optimum Kidney Function which means...Learn more.


Amgen Inc. is the world's largest Independent Biotechnology Firm which is likely most well know to Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients for one of its top selling medications, Epogen (a prescription medicine used to treat a lower than normal number of red blood cells which cause anemia). Learn more.

People on Dialysis have different vitamin and diet needs than the general population. The largest Dialysis Organization in the United States, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. stated, "Dialysis washes out some vitamins. Other vitamins may build up in your body to unsafe levels.  Learn more.


A Dialysis patient and KidneyBuzz.com viewer asked, "My nurse always gives me iron shots through my machine. I feel fine afterward, but never have thought to ask why. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that the Flu Season is upon us and that they are at higher risk of contracting the virus. Learn more.


When it comes to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List, the figures are staggering: Over 100,000 people awaiting a Kidney Transplant which takes approximately five (5) to seven (7) years and nearly 5,000 patients die every year while on the list. Learn more.

In those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis, High Blood Pressure is very common and is said to impact more than eighty percent (80%) of patients (60% of Hemodialysis and 30% of patients on Peritoneal Dialysis patients). Learn more.


According to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "While the incidence of treated End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) has almost doubled over the last decade, the number of potential donor kidneys has not shown a substantial growth. Learn more.

Sudden death is typically caused by a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) and is "one of the leading causes of death in Dialysis patients," according to the United States...Learn more.


Fatigue, drowsiness and tiredness are side effects associated with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients conducting both Hemo and Peritoneal Dialysis. Learn more.

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A KidneyBuzz.com viewer asked, "Is the sweat of Dialysis patients different from that of Non-Dialysis patients? It seems like my skin is constantly sticky, clammy...Learn more.


The Artificial Implantable Kidney is expected to greatly improve and save the lives of millions of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients around the world. While Human Trials are expected to begin at the end of 2017, there is an urgency to begin Human Trials sooner...Learn more.

A viewer asked, "I am a 83-year-old man with Chronic Kidney Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Mild Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Type II Diabetes. I am in Stage 5 Kidney Failure. Should I conduct...Learn more.


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.


Over 4,300 Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have directly corresponded with KidneyBuzz.com for more information on the Artificial Implantable Kidney and how they may take part in Human Trials (if you are interested in human trials click here). 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.


The merits of Peritoneal Dialysis are clear: When compared with the more commonly used Hemodialysis option, Chronic Kid... Learn more.

Cleanliness Of Hospital Rooms Questioned: 7 Tips For CKD & Dialysis Patients To Avoid Disaster

"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.

Brother's Kidney Donation Allows CKD Recipient To Lead Fulfilling Life - Gaining National Attention

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.

CKD Patient Robbed At Gunpoint After Dialysis: Increasingly Becoming Vulnerable Targets

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.

Summer Is A Dangerous Time For Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis And Diabetic Patients

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.

Coffee Or Tea - Which Is Better For Dialysis And Kidney Transplant Patients With CKD?

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.

What If Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Could Prevent The Flu Without A Flu Shot?


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.

Simple Method For CKD And Dialysis Patients To Reduce Their Cravings For Sweets And Fast Food

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 Summer Swollen Feet & Legs Is A Recurring And Serious Problem For CKD and Dialysis Patients


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.

Ten Things Only Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis & Other Patients With Chronic Illnesses Understand

For those with Chronic Kidney Disease as well as Dialysis patients, loneliness often comes with their Chronic Illness.Learn more.

Generic Drugs Will Be More Expensive For CKD, Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Patients Without Your Action

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.

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.