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A regular KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I don't know what to say except...this disease has got me so down I've been off work etc...I've been and am sometimes suicidal." Learn more.

"I am currently conducting Dialysis. While the treatments are hard enough alone, sometimes after treatments, I am finding my skin  seems to break out in an itchy hive-like rash. I was wondering if this happens to anyone else, and if so what can I do about it? Thanks." Learn more.


"Reports of Hepatitis C infections among Dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say," according to WebMD.com. Learn more.

Weight lifting, running, intense aerobics and even swimming may be exercises that are too taxing or impossible for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis patients to do safely. Learn more.


For some Chronic Kidney Disease patients including those on Dialysis a Kidney Transplant is a must-have. Learn more.

Being a Chronic Kidney Disease patient, including those on Dialysis, does not mean that having fun is no longer possible. Learn more.


A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "Hello, I have a question about fistulas. I have been on dialysis now for over 11 years and I along with all my dialysis patients who have fistulas are constantly being told that our accesses are our lifeline and that we have to take care of it. Learn more.

A regular visitor to the KidneyBuzz.com Facebook Fan Page (nearly 39,000 likes) commented, "I have been waiting on the Kidney Transplant List for many years. I thought that I was very close to the top of the list and was expecting to be called any day now. Learn more.


For Chronic Kidney Disease and especially Dialysis patients, discussing the idea of Kidney Donation is quite hard because it causes them to share intimate details about their personal health and reveal a vulnerability that no one wants to explain. Learn more.

"Why do Dialysis patients suffer from bulging bags under their eyes? It draws attention to your sickness and causes people to always ask if you are feeling okay or if you are resting well. This makes me feel so self-conscious. Is there anything patients can do about the bags?" Learn more.


A KidneyBuzz.com viewer, Carole Devine wrote, "Do all non-dairy creamers have phosphate additives? Is there a brand you recommend? Thank you." Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis are very aware of the Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula. Learn more.


A Chronic Kidney Disease patient, Sheila Wilson wrote to KidneyBuzz.com and said, "It's almost been a year since I started Dialysis, and I have developed seasonal allergies. Learn more.

As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know, keeping their hands clean is one of the most important steps that can be taken to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Learn more.


Valerie Coombes is now 80-years-old, and when she suffered Kidney Failure and had to conduct Dialysis she did not think that she would make it to see her 40th birthday. Learn more.

"How the heck do they determine dry weight? I am constantly feeling wiped-out after treatments and unable to do anything for the entire day." Learn more.


For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, the spring brings with it longer days and warmer weather as well as a new crop of fresh produce that may be used to enhance the Renal and Diabetic Diets while improving overall patient health outcomes. Learn more.

"I recently read this New York Times article about a grain called, Quinoa. It is awesome and loaded with health benefits. I am eating it all of the time. I cannot get enough of the grain. Can you offer more recipes where I can enjoy more Quinoa?" Learn more.


If a Chronic Kidney Disease patient refuses Dialysis their blood gets toxic, they lose their appetites, they get lots of nausea and vomiting, they lose memory, they go into a coma, and basically they die, suggested Dr. Andrew Levine (Nephrologist). Learn more.

The American Kidney Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 well-known for providing financial assistance to Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who cannot afford necessities related to healthcare such as outstanding... Learn more.


Wisconsindialysis.org referred to phosphorus as the "Silent Killer." Fresenius Medical Care Inc. (Largest Dialysis Organization in the U.S.) calls the mineral a "Silent Disease," that "can kill!" Hence, managing phosphorus is crucial to a Dialysis patient's health outcomes. Learn more.

In the United States, citizens offer their Commander In Chief various liberties. We pull over as his motorcade fills the streets, we agree to be patted down or searched before the President enters a room, and we fund a lifetime pension for his service. Learn more.


A regular KidneyBuzz.com viewer, Carolyn Trombacco wrote, "Why are Dialysis Clinics so cold? I am layered in clothes and blankets. I know when you don't move for periods of time you will get chilly but it is so cold you are not able to be comfortable for four hours." Learn more.

The benefits of Immunosuppressant (Antirejection) Drugs are clear - the medications reduce the strength of the body's immune system which lowers a Chronic Kidney Disease patient's ability to fight against and reject a transplanted kidney. Learn more.